While preparing music for my choirs, I ran across a powerful piece of poetry. It is from an anthem of the same name and published by GIA music. The text is by Adam M.L. Tice and the music is by Blake R. Henson:
What Comfort Can Our Worship Bring
What comfort can our worship bring
on bleak and empty days
to those who cannot bear to sing
when pain in missed in praise?
What sorrow can we dare to own,
what anger, loss, and fears?
Not just in joy is God make known,
but also in our tears.
O God, hear every longing sigh,
as voices rise and strain,
and meet us in that honest cry
where praise is voiced in pain.
For a link to the anthem from GIA, click here: