For Every Child (Kyrie)

Written by: Stuart Townend

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Original Key: D


Verse 1:
D            F♯m7      G   D                 Bm7      A  A7sus4
  For every child who lies still beneath his mother's eyes;
      D            F♯m7     G   D/F♯      Em7       A7sus4  D  G/D
She's asking why a God of love      would give then take away.
D            F♯m7     G    D          Bm7      A   A7sus4
  For every self-made man, doing everything he can
    D                   F♯m7     G  D/F♯   Em7    A7sus4  D
To fill the void that

For every child who lies
Still beneath his mother’s eyes;
She’s asking why her God of love
Would give then take away.

For every self-made man
Doing everything he can
To fill the void that’s deep within,
Eating at his soul.

Oh, have mercy,
Have mercy,
Oh, have mercy on us all.

For every wife who cries
When her husband’s lying eyes
Give the sordid game away,
And something dies within.

For those who walk the street
Destitute and desperate;
We shake our heads and wash our hands,
And hurry on our way.

Oh, have mercy,
Have mercy,
Oh, have mercy on us all.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Have mercy on us all.
Lord, have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Have mercy on us all.

O God, forgive us for the wrong that we have done.
The night is filled with weeping and we’re aching for the dawn.
O God of love, this world has suffered for so long.
Have mercy on us all.

We want to see the light, we want to see the day
When hope is realized, and hatred washed away;
When justice rules the heart, compassion leads the way.
Have mercy on us all.

Forgive our driven need
To make a virtue out of greed.
We’ve set our hearts on worldly things
That cannot satisfy.

We’ve used tomorrow’s gold today,
While nature chokes along the way.
How many years before we pay?
Perhaps we’re paying now…

Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy.
Have mercy on us all.


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