Jesus, raise us up (lyrics)

Jesus Raise Us Up (lyrics)
Luke 13:10-17

1.To a daughter of God’s people,
one whose spirit was in bondage,
comes the One who sets her upright
to become what she can be.
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the bowed ones and the cowed ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
and set us by your side!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the blind ones and unkind ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
when hope or love
have failed or died!

2.She speaks out amidst her people,
“Praise the God who is our maker! 
Praise the Lord, the Liberator,
and the One who raises me!”
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the bowed ones and the cowed ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
and set us by your side!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the blind ones and unkind ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
when hope or love
have failed or died!

3.Jesus’ healing brings salvation
from the powers that are enslaving.
Let us seek in us His Spirit
that can set the captives free!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the bowed ones and the cowed ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
and set us by your side!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the blind ones and unkind ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
when hope or love
have failed or died!

4.Let us welcome home the exile,
treat the prisoner as our equal,
let us make a place of refuge
for the harried refugee!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the bowed ones and the cowed ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
and set us by your side!
Jesus, raise us up when we are
the blind ones and unkind ones!
Raise us, raise us up,
when hope or love
have failed or died!
    Barbara Messner (a while ago)

Song: 

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2 thoughts on “Jesus, raise us up (lyrics)

  1. I will go into the day humming this, heartfelt and disturbing. I have returned from Iona and Edinburgh only to do two last days till moving, so it still will be a bit till I am actually active here.

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