God, have mercy on the children
The dark ones and the fair
Have mercy on the voiceless
The creatures in our care...
Look down upon the children
And if it be Thy will...
Help us to feed the hungry
Their empty tummies fill..
I pray their eyes see no more wars
No more are they forsaken
No more to die unwanted, God
No more tiny lives are shaken!
Help them all to know of love
To live in a world worth living
Despite the ups and downs of life
To have a heart that's giving...
Thy creatures, God, are voiceless
You put them in our care
We haven't treated them too well
They're extinct or becoming rare...
We've shot them for their heads
Or fur, ivory, and their oil..
Or shot them for the "sport" of it
Leaving remains to spoil....!!
The rest we've stuffed it cages
To stare at in a zoo...
Up and down they pace in cells
For there's nothing else to do!
There're those we poke and torture
And say we do it all for man...
We're not as humane as we think
Or could be...or we can!
The children and the voiceless
The earth under heaven's blue
They suffer each and every one
They look for peace from You...
Thy loving touch is needed here
This pain in life to cease!
The golden sun to shine down
On Thy world at last at peace.....
(c) M. Linda Steffey 1990