An Ancient Song

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4 An Ancient Song (Amos 5. 21-24)

The words of Amos, speak just as powerfully for today’s world.

Am Dm

I will tell you a brand new story

Am E

I will sing an ancient song

Am Dm

For this people turn against me

Am G Am

Do not know their right from wrong

Am Dm

I despise empty worship,

Am E

Cannot stand vain offerings

Am Dm

Can’t abide the gifts they bring me

Am G Am

Close my ears to songs they sing

Chorus:

Am G Am

But let justice roll on freely

E

Like a river running clean

Am Dm

Righteousness be found among you,

Am G Am

Like a never failing stream

Am Dm

Look at all their endless idols

Am E

They have turned their backs on me

Am Dm

All secure and so complacent

Am G Am

Look with eyes that cannot see

Am Dm

They are bound with cords of darkness

Am E

Held in bonds of misery

Am Dm

Turn to me my captive people

Am G Am

I your God can set you free

©1995 Sheila Hamil