Listen as the earth cries out,
Put your ear down hear it shout.
What once was brown now starts to sprout,
It calls out for a crown,
What's it all about?
The barren earth, dusty and dry
Just like my heart,
Listen to it's cry.
Where did it start?
What's the reason why?
As it all falls apart,
Am I left to die?
Dry as sand and hard as rock,
Cracked to pieces, under lock
Out of the ground as hard as stone,
A plant sprouts up, I'm not alone.
It reaches up, in the wind it's blown,
It doesn't break till it's all grown.
There's talk of justice, talk of love,
Righteousness, sent from above.
Fulfillment of promise,
When push came to shove,
Covered by the wings of a dove.
The roots reach in, penetrating
Exposing all my secret sin.
The lost is found,
A new feeling, I'm coming round
The broken branch, broken no more,
The earth knows what you have in store.
In the wall you've made a door,
You picked me right up off the floor.
Some say that you're to far away,
For you to ever hear me pray.
They said you're too much Deity
To ever care for you and me.
Who told them that I'll never know,
They listened to their hearts of woe.
Shut out the sound of earth and sea,
Amongst themselves they couldn't agree.
They fought for power and control,
Their own glory strove to show.
Used to call out in the night,
But didn't bother in the day.
Didn't see a wrong to be made right,
Thought that they were made that way.
Won't give up without a fight,
Against the wind it's hard to sway,
The current carries me away.
Hold on! Hold on! The branch does say,
Come on in into the light,
In the darkness please don't stay!
The light, shine it on me bright,
Mold me just like you mold clay,
Take me from a place of fright,
I'll soar with you in perfect flight.
One day soon the birds will sing.
And in my ears this song will ring,
A song of greatness of the King,
Justice, love, kindness he'll bring.
Righteous, He'll encompass everything.