Let Justice Roll
Saturday, August 12th, 2006
Allen Johnson, an evangelical Christian, is co-founder of the West Virginia-based nonprofit organization Christians for the Mountains.
Let Your Justice, O God, be the flood that sweeps through besotted valleys,
Righteousness whose blast shatters the mountain air,
Truth whose echoes never fade,
Peace in this land.
How long, O Lord, must your mountains die their thousand deaths?
And choked streams suffocate under mud?
What, O Creator, of slurry brewing its toxic stew?
While cold Mammon rules our way?
Arise, Mighty God, deliver us from this march to death!
Infuse us with bold resolve that trumpets Your justice!
Feed us hope, water us faith,
Create in us courage for truth.
For you did not create Your wondrous creation for defilement,
Nor man and woman for money and profit
You created mountains not to topple,
Nor Your valleys to cloak.
Let Your Justice, O God, pour through us that we might be healers of the waters,
And Your Righteousness, O God, live in us that your mountains tower tall.
May Your words ring truth with our tongues,
Your peace a light for our eyes.