God weeps

God weeps. Shirley Erena Murray* (1931–2020). Shirley Erena Murray explores the profound and complex reality of God’s Incarnation in this  hymn. She describes the context for the composition in her collection, Every Day in Your Spirit (1996), where it was first published: ‘God Weeps (1994). A protest at violence, including child abuse and the battering of women, as well as violence on a world scale’ (Murray, 1996,  n.p.). As is common with Murray’s texts, she sets the structure and tone in the first stanza:     God weeps at love withheld, at strength misused, at children’s innocence abused, and ‘till we change the way we love,     God weeps. © 1996 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL...

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