Little boy, little girl

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Little boy, little girl: From the album, ‘From this moment on’

How do we put into words the images of horror we see in the media, especially of children suffering and in pain through man’s inhumanity to man?

What can one person say or do that will have any effect? Here’s one attempt.

Intro: C . . .F G C

C G

Little boy, little girl, cries in the wilderness,

C

Little boy, little girl stretches out a hand.

C7 F Fm

Can’t you hear, can’t you hear what they’re crying,

C G C

“Is there no end to the hunger in this land?”

“Give me more!” “I want more!” “throw what is left away!”

profits spent on defence, politics and power,

Close our eyes, close our ears to their crying,

Is there no end to the hunger in this land.

C Dm

What have we done to the world He gave to us?

G C

How can we say we are filled with His love?

F Fm

We’ve let Him down, we’ve betrayed his trust in us.

C G7 C A7

What have we done to the message of His Son?

D A7

See that boy, see that girl, frightened and lonely,

D

See their fear, feel their pain, hear the guns resound,

G Gm

Midst the noise of the war, they’re crying,

D A7 D Gm

Is there no end to the fighting in this land?

D A7 D

Is there no end to the fighting in this land?

Vocalist; Kathryn Frederiksen ©1991 Kathryn Frederiksen