Here's a hymn that is the eleventh in a series I’m writing that is inspired by A Sanctified Art’s upcoming 12-week creative bundle, "“Unraveled.” It is written in 18.104.22.168 D and is sung to the tune, LLANGLOFFAN, which is commonly used to sing “The Days Are Surely Coming.” However, since it’s written in 22.214.171.124 D, it could work with many different tunes. If you would like it notated to a different tune, please let me know and I’ll be happy to get it done! It’s inspired by the Book of Job.
Permission is given for use in congregational worship. Please give the following credit: "Copyright 2019 Stephen M. Fearing | www.stephenmfearing.com"
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There are no easy answers when suffering comes our way.
We seek the explanations, the tired, old cliches:
Like “bad things for bad people and good things for the good.”
But we know this is foolish, a trope misunderstood.
God’s servant, Job, was faithful, but evil came his way.
He lost all his possessions when came that fateful day.
His life had come unraveled, he lost all he held dear.
Why must a good man merit a sentence so severe?
Lord, each of us knows heartbreak, a pain so unexplained.
Sometimes us humans ask if it’s random or ordained.
When evil forces threaten, our careful plans unwind.
Lord, in the midst of suffering help us your wisdom find.