Bonding together in sorrow, complaint, and petition bring unexpected comfort.
The mere act of breathing deeply, in and out singing, literally calms our nervous systems.
If you like, sing along with Lamentations:
How long? Will You turn Your face away?
How long? Do You hear us when we pray?
On and on, still we walk this pilgrim way - How long?
How long 'til Your children find their rest?
How long 'til You draw them to Your breast?
We go on holding to Your promises - How long?
'Til You wipe away the tears from ev'ry eye
'Til we see our home descending from the sky
Do we wait in vain?
Jesus, give us hope again!
How long 'til Your word will still the storm?
How long 'til You bare Your mighty arm?
How we groan 'til You snatch us from the thorns - How long?
How long? Sweet the dawn that ends the race.
How long? Weak our hearts but strong our legs.
Looking on - great that cloud of witnesses! How long?
From Lamentations, a digital album released March 1, 2016, words and music by Isaac Wardell
Recommended by Dr. Robert Watson, Alongside