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The prophet saw a plumb line simply hanging
to sign God's love amid the sons of men,
then, with the women, everyone is singing
that God will never turn away again.

Yet Amos blew the whistle on God's people,
a prophet in a time of greed and need,
self-righteousness as high as any steeple,
spoke of abandonment of law and creed.

Verses 3-4 follow

Metre: 11 10 11 10


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 26/6/2013 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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