Here’s a hymn of protest inspired by Jeremiah 22. It is written in 126.96.36.199.6.6.4 and is sung to the tune, AMERICA, which is commonly used to sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”
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Go to the palace strong; sing them this justice song. This is the hour!
Heed this word God decrees: care for the least of these! From mountains to the seas,
speak truth to power!
Call out the government; make known your discontent. May kindness reign!
Do what is just and right; care for the migrant’s plight; this is God’s true delight.
Let’s raise the strain!
If this word they ignore, if they mistreat the poor, the cost is grave!
More immigrants will die, healthcare will be denied, ruthlessness will abide.
We must be brave!
Hear now what we declare: “See what love can repair! Let’s turn from sin!”
We shall not silent be until this nation’s free, free from such tyranny.
God’s love will win!