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Hymn – We cannot gloat: a time for grief

"do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice". Proverbs 24:17

Written in response to the death of Osama bin Ladin

We cannot gloat: a time for grief,
another mother's son is dead,
and if that son has killed and maimed,
it is the better least is said;
but let us mourn for all the loss,
and stand in shadow of the cross.

We mourn for victims we have loved,
and for the orphans yet unborn...



Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

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