Saviour God of today
twenty-five years from yesterday
companion on this journey
walking in our shoes
bottling our tears
calming our fears
pointing the way
through mud and ashes
helper within us pray
for Emerald City Montserrat
Practical lessons we lived
your provision through changing need
some by neighbour islands in-deed
protection from hurricane and pyroclastic flow
pillar of fire in mountain glow
spiralling moisture to mountain cloud cover
Over SHV omnipotent.
Refuge in you though none in shelter
Volcano psalmist lament on air
as soft hard hearts heard
calypsonians sing your word
volcano pressure not forever
sorrow and sighing we’ll get over
and learn to live together
practise maroon culture
recognise you in our neighbour.
Holy One let our lifestyle reach
and love of neighbour our learners teach
surviving eruptions misery
thriving clouds of uncertainty
can’t burn you out.
Straat brand-new creativity
reframing storytelling testimony
redefining rebuilding prosperity
like fresh black sand and new-born delta land
nature gifts from your store
architect of new creation
remake we pray
Saviour God today.
Jadiem. Lammerweide 37 !5th July, 2020.