Lament (April 2018)

"Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?

Wake yourself! Do not reject us forever!

Why do you hide your face?"



For the victims of a probable chemical attack in Syria, Saturday, April 7th, we cry out.

  • Approximately 70 fatalities

  • Civil war now in 7th year

  • 5.5 million Syrians have fled country, 6.1 million internally displaced



Lord, have mercy;

Lord, have mercy;

Lord, have mercy on us!


"For our soul is bowed down to the dust;

We cling to the ground.

Rise up; come to our help!"


For those enduring rising persecution of the church in India, we cry out.

  • Growing violence from Hindu extremists

  • Christians facing threats, destruction of property


Christ, have mercy;

Christ, have mercy;

Christ, have mercy on us!


"How long, O LORD? Will you forget us forever?

How long will you hide your face from us?

How long will we take counsel in our souls,

Having sorrow in our hearts all the day?"


Our Church Community

  • Family strife: struggling marriages, straying children

  • Death of loved ones

  • Acute and chronic health issues


Lord, have mercy;

Lord, have mercy;

Lord, have mercy on us!


Hope in God

Behold, the dwelling place of God

is with man.

He will dwell with them,

and they will be his people,

and God himself will be with them as their God.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,

and death shall be no more,

neither shall there be mourning,

nor crying, nor pain anymore,

for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:3-4, ESV


Musicians: Steve Beatty (readings, vocals), Lisa Goben (piano and vocals), Steve Hardin (keys), Mark Sandeno (drums), Jordan Ribera (bass), Jim Richards (vocals, guitar)