Father what have they done

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Father what have they done: From the album, ‘Inside Out

At the time of writing this song Russian Christian Valeri Barinov had just been released from prison for writing and performing a rock opera called ‘The Trumpet Call’.

I write this song for him and all Christian people who are tortured and persecuted because of their faith. Matthew 24: ‘ And he will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call.’

Avril

Intro: 3A . . .

Chorus

3A

Father what have they done to your children,

E7 A

thrown them in prison, forbidden their faith?

Father what have they done to your people,

E7 A

silenced your churches and banished your priests?

D A E A D A E

Soon the trumpet call will be sounded, growing louder each passing day.

A E A

Are you listening, you children of freedom?

E A

Will you lift your voices, join in the song?

(Chorus)

Sing aloud a song of protest, sing aloud a song of hope.

In the darkness your brother is weeping, how long must you wait before he’s set free?

(Chorus)

There will come a time of freedom, there will come a time of peace.

There will be a time of confession, there will be a time to forgive. A > Am

(Final chorus:)

Am

Father what have they done to your children,

E7 Am

thrown them in prison, forbidden their faith?

Father what have they done to your people,

E7 Am

silenced your churches and banished your priests?

Vocalist: Avril Pease ©1988 Avril Pease