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A song about domestic violence.
Original lyrics set to the tune of Blest Be the Tie that Binds.
(Download includes a version set to DETROIT, Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive.
Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.
For homes where love is shared we give you thanks, O Lord,
where all your children hear your grace and know they are adored.
We pray for homes where fear and hurt and loneliness stay.
For those abused, unsure, not free, your blessing, God, we pray.
As when from Egypt slaves escaped and crossed the Sea,
God, make a way and go with those who are becoming free.
God, give us hearts to speak, to break the silent shield
that covers the hurt, protecting the sin: so violence may be healed.
God help your church to be a home, a healing place,
where all are free and whole and blest and honored in your grace.


The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Blest Be the Tie that Binds. Download also includes a version to DETROIT, Forgive our Sins As We Forgive.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need.

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