How Long

We have Amsung our songs of Fvictory, we have C/Emprayed to You for Frain;

We have Dmcried for Your comG/Bmpassion to reC/Emnew the land aFgain.

Now we're Amstanding in Your Fpresence, more C/Emhungry than beFfore;

Now we're Dmon Your steps of G/Bmmercy, and we're C/Emknocking at Your Fdoor

How Clong, before You F/Cdrench the barren Cland

How G/Bmlong, before we Dmsee a righteous Amman

GHow Clong, before Your F/CName is lifted Chigh

How G/Bmlong, before the Dmweeping turns to Amsongs Gof Cjoy

Lord, we know Your heart is broken by the evil that You see,
And You've stayed Your hand of judgment for your plan to set men free;
But the land is still in darkness, and we've fled from what is right,
And we've failed the silent children who will never see the light

But I know a day is coming when the deaf will hear His voice,
When the blind will see the Savior, and the lame will leap for joy.
When a widow finds a husband who will always love his bride,
And the orphan finds a father who will never leave her side

How long, before Your glory lights the skies
How long, before Your radiance lifts our eyes
How long, before Your fragrance fills the air
How long, before the earth resounds with songs of joy

Stuart Townend. Original key D.
© 1997 Thankyou Music CCLI song# 2295736
Performed by Petra on "Revival" (2001). (mp3)