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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Immigrant

You ran from oppression
Crossed the baking sand
Found your own safety
In an alien land.

And Rachel's still weeping
Weeping for her children.

And you found a haven
In that far-off place
Shielded and welcomed
By a foreign race.

And Rachel's still weeping
Weeping for her children.

Fled here as a stranger
Ran in hope and fear
What kind of welcome
Shall this child find here?

And Rachel's still weeping
Weeping for her children.

Now torn from my mother
Caged in a free land
Immigrant Jesus, 
Come and take my hand. 

And Rachel's still weeping
Weeping for her children.

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