The students compare the lyrics to “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserable and Psalm 13. After they put their list together, I show them the classical form critical elements of lament. This leads us into a discussion about the role of lament in Israel’s worship life (and the lack of lament in our own). I believe in the future, I will exchange “Bring Him Home” for “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” That song has gotten better results for me in the past.


Robert Wallace

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  1. Hello, I am a Criswell College Grad student in Dallas, TX. Was just checking out your site trying to research those whose work I’m going to be examining. Personally, being a musician, I prefer the lyrics to Les Miserable’s “Bring Him Home” better for comparison. God bless you!

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