Lord, Why is this world in such a big mess
With bloodshed and anger and pain?
Why are some people washed out by floods
When others can’t get any rain?
Why are there mudslides and earthquake galore?
Some hungry while others grow fat?
And why do we struggle to make life improve?
What is the reason for that?
We just get so caught in the struggles of life
And can’t seem to cause any change.
We think we want justice to come on the earth
But find doing so feels so strange.
We think that justice is just being nice
With everything simple and fair,
When justice requires a true change of heart
To prove that we really do care,
For people held back by the simplest things
Bad housing, poor schooling, high rent
Resulting in barriers too high to scale
When all of their income is spent
On seeking the basics of shelter and food
The things that all people deserve
But we get so caught in the way that things are
That we often just don’t have the nerve
To Stand Up for Justice and stand with the poor
To seek a new measure in life
That offers all people the chance to survive
Without all that mis’ry and strife.
So join me in JUMPing to help make a change
To stop thinking this will not cease,
To offer a hand that unites us as one
To bring in the Kingdom of…