Anonymous you come among the nations,
outside the door of synagogue or church,
and what you say will shake the world's foundations,
will make the sinner sing, the righteous lurch.

You come with grace, not seeking any favours,
except a cup of water for your thirst,
and those dismissing you with other ravers
will find that they are last and others first.

The ones who offer you a share of shelter,
or visit you when you are locked inside,
who pause a moment on life's helter-skelter,
will be rewarded for their lack of pride.

Verses 4-5 follow



Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 2/11/2011 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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