O Lord, how long will this vile world
Reject your endless grace?
How long will they reject the light
While darkness they embrace?
O Lord, how long will Satan rule
And keep his prisons fast?
How long till in his prison cell
The devil will be cast?
O Lord, how long will flesh and blood
Think of himself as good?
How long will he reject the cross,
Nor go there as he should?
O Lord, how long till you return
And wrongs are then made right?
How long till crooked ways are straight
And lies are brought to light?
O Lord, how long till by your side
I dwell and never roam?
How long until you come again
To take your people home?
Ezra Brainard, May 22. 2009