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"How Long" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by Stuart Townend. The song was released in 2001 as part of the band's third praise album, Revival.

LyricsEdit

Words and music by Stuart Townend

We have sung our songs of victory
We have prayed to you for rain
We have cried your compassion
To renew the land again
Now we're standing in your presence
More hungry than before
Now we're on your steps of mercy and we're knocking at your door

How long - Before you drench the barren land
how long - Before we see Your righteous hand
How long - Before your name is lifted high
How long - Before the weeping turns to songs of joy

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

CreditsEdit

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