You have heard the cry in your neighbourhood
Seen it on television and everywhere you look
It may not even have occurred to you why we cry
All you can see is the river down our cheeks
All we know is the language of our flowing tears
People echo their frustrations in all manner of ways.
Some do not even know why they cry; only it is irresistible.
What’s worse, some are getting used to this already
Who can blame them even a slave gets used to slavery!
But there here is good news
Calm down now my kindred and wash clean your cheeks.
Make merry for the bridegroom is here already.
Like a distant memory, your tears shall remain forever
For he is found one to carry the burden of humanity
One to clean our cheeks with news of great joy
Come now and see this for yourselves
See he comes with His reward in hand
Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world.
Will you receive Him as who He is.
To wash your cheeks and walk guiltless