Polish Prayer for Peace
Obłoki ludzkichrąk —
Polish, Mirosława Hanusiewicz.
English, Terry MacArthur.
Music, Norbert Blacha: Poland
- Hands like a rising cloud, hands poised in prayer, offered as holy gifts, spacious as air.
Lord, keep their fingers open, uncurled,
never a clenched fist over the world.
- Lord, hear our prayer for peace. Peace is our cry, not swallowed in our throats, but raised on high, sure that no clenched fist, cramped in its power, rises above earth, claiming its hour.
Lord, hear our prayer for peace. Peace is our cry.