Urban Voices

A place for emerging urban Christian poets to be heard

August 3, 2007

Justice For All

by Douglas C. Eltzroth
© 2005

Let justice roll on like a river rushing down from Heavenís throne
Righteousness flow on, like a never-failing stream
Letís make it right, letís make it fair
Letís let love balance out the scale
Letís make it now our fervent prayer
Justice For All

For the child born feeling lonely Ďcause sheíll never know her daddyís name
For the victim bruised and wounded from bearing someone elseís shame
For the country taken from its people
And those taken from their native land
For the weary body for the soul down trodden
For those far away or close at hand

Let justice roll on like a river rushing down from the Fatherís throne
Righteousness flow on, like a never-failing stream
Letís make it right, letís make it fair
Letís let love balance out the scale
Letís make it now our fervent prayer
Justice For All

For the widowed for the orphaned, for the weak and for the poor
For the man who's lost his dignity for the family rent and torn
For the young in prison for the lost in sin
Maybe lighter maybe darker skin
For those unloved for those unworthy
For my enemies and for my friends

Let justice roll on like a river rushing down from the Fatherís throne
Righteousness flow on, like a never-failing stream
Letís make it right, letís make it fair
Letís let love balance out the scale
Letís make it now our fervent prayer
Justice For All

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About this week's author:

Douglas C. Eltzroth is a songwriter, singer, and storyteller dedicated to the worship of God and the encouragement of His followers. Doug and his wife, Cynthia A. Newland, and their three children personally minister internationally with a number of different groups. Doug and Cynthia are also co-founders and directors of Collage: A Collection of arts and artists.

A recording of "Justice For All" will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you want to listen to other songs Doug is working on, go to the Collage home page and follow the links...

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