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If we claim to love our neighbour

while the hungry queue for food,

are we prey to self deception?

Is perception quite so crude?

If we sit beside our neighbours,

begging for the things they need,

we might share their own injustice

in a world that thrives on greed.

Verses 2-3 follow

Tune: BETHANY (Smart)

Written during the Manchester & Stockport District Synod
(in response to a Joint Public Issues presentation by
Rachel Lampard & Paul Morrison).

The hymn was sung at the close of Synod.

Andrew Pratt (born 1948)
Words © 28/3/2015 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,
Please include any reproduction for local church and school use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.

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