Oh Lord

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Inspired by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Many times in life we just don't have answers. It's important to hold our grief with honor. Like many of the Psalms, this is a lament. The haunting cello work of Chris Hayes accents the pensive feel.


Oh Lord there’s been a tragedy
It’s face so real the cost so high
Heartache among hardship
Another child dies alone- beneath the rubble of her home

Oh Lord there’s been a catastrophe
Is this Your Kingdom come?
Is this Your will be done?
The hurt, the pain and death
Are my prayers wasted breath?

Oh Lord there’s been a calamity
That’s exposed our human frailty
Yet in the ruins and debris
Are the hands compassion brings

They are hands of love
The hands of hope
The very hands of God

God of Heaven, God of Earth
Let us not forsake the least
For in this desperate time
May your healing bring release

Oh Lord there’s been a tragedy
The display of human suffering
We see the eyes of misery
Let us show our humanity
Among this tragedy


Blessed are those that mourn
For they shall be comforted

Scripture reference spoken: Matthew 5:4


from In Those Days, track released August 1, 2012
Grand Piano/Lead vocal: Chris Taylor
Cellist: Chris Hayes
Cello arrangement: Garnet Hayes
Written by Chris Taylor


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Chris Taylor Portland, Oregon

Chris Taylor's love for music goes as far back as he can remember. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 8, and has been writing songs since he was in high school. After college, he built a career as a radio on-air personality, voiceover artist, professional emcee and club/mobile DJ. Chris plays keyboard & acoustic guitar in the classic R&B dance band, HomeBrew in his hometown of Portland. ... more

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