Floodgates

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Nealon
06/04/2016
Nealon

Lyrics

Someday shall the landed abandon their mansions
Escape from the lion to meet with a bear
With wailing arising from vineyard and pasture
And weeping in anguish above the town square

Let justice open her floodgates
Let mercy rush like a stream
Let captains leave off exploitation
For now shall the land be redeemed

Your God is not blind to tight-fisted offenses
Corruption and bribery, ill-gotten gain
Afflicting at will the already hard-pressed ones
By taxing their very last straw-bale and grain

Let justice open her floodgates
Let mercy rush like a stream
Aggressors desist their oppression
For now shall the land be redeemed

The day of the Lord will bring ruin and darkness
To systems of mischief, malfeasance, and crime
So seek only service with generous hearts and
The truth shall prevail in the fullness of time

Let justice open her floodgates
Let mercy rush like a stream
Let sinners pursue only goodness
For now shall the land be redeemed, redeemed

Enough of your offerings! Have done with your music!
Away with your worship! It’s worthless and muted
By perjuries pounding, pounding, pounding
Pounding on poverty’s door

Creator who clusters the star constellations
Who dashes the fortress to clumps of cold clay
Who pours out the waters of rivers and oceans
Shall banish the midnight and call forth the day

Let justice open her floodgates
Let mercy rush like a stream
Let warlords lay down their weapons
For now shall the land be redeemed