Kyrie (There Are No Words)

Lyrics by DeAndre Johnson.
Music by Clayton Faulkner.
© 2016

Lead sheet: Kyrie_(There_Are_No_Words)

There are no words that can contain
The depth of sorrow, grief and pain
That mothers, sons, and all exclaim:
Kyrie eleison!

“It is enough!”, the prophets cry
Yet still black men are doomed to die
By those who wish to vilify:
Kyrie eleison!

It is enough! The guns must cease
From warring madness by police
Who are sworn to protect, keep peace:
Kyrie eleison!

It is enough! We cannot wait!
No more excuse for bias, hate!
Your savagery we cannot take:
Christe eleison!

No! No more death! It is enough!
No more dead sons! It is enough!
No! No more tears for lives cut short:
Christe eleison!

Oo my soul, it aches and yearns
For a day when passions burn
For others with deep love, concern:
Kyrie eleison!

I’ve had enough of these charades,
Of clichés and hasty crusades
Whose triteness cuts like blades:
Kyrie eleison!

There are no words that can contain
The depth of wounds our souls sustain
Each time a grieving heart exclaims:
Kyrie eleison!

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