Lament for a Nation
Artist: Vic and Eva Zarley
Lament for Our Nation__by Vic and Eva Zarley and Mark Lyon

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America, America, Don’t you know what’s happening to you?
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America, America, God’s righteous judgments are true
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The glory of the Lord has departed – The glory of the Lord has departed
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His hedge of protection is down

Fallen is Babylon, the great and mighty nation
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So blessed by God until her wealth exceeded all
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Every nation now has benefitted from her excess
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Yet her corruption drew the world into a fall

The people weep and wail over her destruction
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Few saw it coming, though the warnings all were there
Numbered, numbered, we're weighed and found wanting
With writing on the wall and planes in the air


Oh, how we cry out at the complex plans and killings
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Hating those who feel like they could take life out this way
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Who has shed a tear as they behold the brutal slaughter
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We perform on unborn children each and every day

In cold calculation, we kill the babies
Giving no justice in the land of the free
Why then be puzzled at the harvest
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Of what we've sown, when we’ve shown no mercy? (chorus then Bridge)

Bridge: Lo........rd we repent
Desperately we intercede in Jesus' name for He's our recompense
Worthy, worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb
Lord of life, Lord of love, Lord of all, God of Abraham
The great I AM.....

God is in control and in His love, withholds His blessing
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Causing all the leaders of the world to be insane
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Without His wisdom we indulge in all perversion
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Until all that we are and all we do is just profane

No weapon formed by man impedes the progress
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Of the judgment on a nation that refuses to pray
In sack cloth and ashes we’ll lament for our nation
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Unless America turns now from her wicked way