A hymn by Kim Fabricius
Christ is Lord of all creation,
rules the universe in peace;
brings to judgement every nation
which would be the world’s police:
Lamb of God who lies with lions,
slain, he conquers Babel’s beast.
Weapons used for mass destruction,
tools deployed in torture cell –
horror shows of sheer revulsion
scripted, acted, shot in hell:
Where is God? Not hid in heaven,
here, in blood – Immanuel!
In this world of fear and violence,
in the teeth of hate and death;
courage, Christian, and defiance
till your faithful final breath:
in our deeds and proclamation –
“God is love” our shibboleth.