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PRAYERS IN TIME track 8
Lord, where did you leave your hands?

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If something good is to be done, it will be because we take responsibility.

Written for Café Church at St John’s, West Ealing. 

Later I was pointed to the words of Teresa of Avila:
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on  
     this world.
 
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.

Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
(Teresa of Avila, 1515–1582)


Lyrics
Lord, where did you leave your hands?     
Lord, where did you leave your hands?
You left your hands on everybody’s arms,
you count on our fingers, you wave with our palms—
Lord, here’s where you left your hands.

Lord, where did you place your eyes?
Lord, where did you place your eyes?
You placed a pair on everybody’s face
to see a world that’s dying for compassion and grace—
Lord, here’s where you placed your eyes.

Lord, where did you put your ears?
Lord, where did you put your ears?
You put them on the side of everybody’s head
to hear the cries of those who should be healed and be
     fed—
Lord, here’s where you put your ears.

Lord, where do you find your voice?
Lord, where do you find your voice?
You find it in the breath of everybody’s lungs
with words of grace and justice on the tips of our
     tongues—
Lord, here’s where you find your voice.

Lord, where do you keep your feet?
Lord, where do you keep your feet?
You keep a pair in everybody’s shoes
so everybody’s soles can carry your good news—
Lord, here’s where you keep your feet.

Lord, where is your body now?
Lord, where is your body now?
It’s not on the cross, it’s not in the grave,
we touch it when we brush our hair or shower or shave—
Lord, we are your body now,
Lord, we are your body now.


Credits

Words and music by Godfrey Rust

  

Godfrey Rust, Neena Caperna vocals

Adam Rust keyboards, synth bass, drum programming

Daniel Corbett electric guitar

David Fitzgerald saxophones, flute

Sam Brown cello

 

Recorded by Adam Rust and Godfrey Rust

Produced and engineered Adam Rust

Co-produced by Godfrey Rust

Mixed by Enoch John

Mastered by Denis Blackham