I AM STANDING WAITING (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Verses 1 and 4 sung by David Moddle and accompanied by Ron Klusmeier

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I am standing waiting,
waiting at your door,
one of hunger’s children
from a billion poor,
though you cannot see me,
though I am so small —
listen to my crying,
crying for us all.

I stand at your table
asking to be fed,
holding up my rice bowl,
begging for your bread,
I stand at your schoolroom
longing just to learn,
hoping that you’ll teach me
ways to live and learn.

I stand at your clinic
begging for vaccine,
I stand at your wash place
where the water’s clean,
I stand at your office,
beg the Heads of State,
I am just a child, so
I must hope and wait.

I stand in your churches,
listen to your prayers,
long to know a God who
understands and cares.
If there is a God,
a God who loves the poor,
I’m still standing waiting,
waiting at your door.

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