Why Should You Be Like A Stranger

Written by: Godfrey Birtill

© 2007 Thankyou Music | CCLI: 5076581

WHY SHOULD YOU BE LIKE A STRANGER in the land?
Why should You be like a warrior who's walked away?
Like a traveler who's turned aside,
Gone to rest for the night.
Yet You, O Lord, are in our midst
And we are called by Your Name,
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.
Though our backslidings are many,
Though we've sinned against You,
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.

Why should You be so rejected in the land?
Like a messenger who's message we can't understand?
Like a bridegroom without a bride,
Because her passion just died.
Yet You, O Lord are in our midst
And we are called by Your Name.
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.
For our being diskonnected.
For our ways that separate.
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.

We are flooded now with idols in the land.
A nation worshiping what it has made with it's own hands.
Self-obsessed,self-made façade,
Saying, 'there is no God'.
Yet You, O Lord, are in our midst
And we are called by Your Name.
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.
For our building power structures,
Celebrities we've loved to touch us,
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.

We've been so 'of the world', yet not 'in the world'
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.

Godfrey Birtill


© 2007 Thankyou Music