Tune: Traditional Welsh melody, from Daniel Evans' Hymnau a Thonau (Hymns and Tunes), 1865 ("Lead On, O King Eternal"; "Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers")
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Permission is given for use of this hymn for local church use.
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The National Council of Churches has the hymn text with the music. (PDF file)
The hymn notes for O God, Our Words Cannot Express tell the story of the day's impact on our church.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette wrote "O God, Our Words Cannot Express" on September 11, 2001; the hymn was used by many churches on that evening and in the days that followed. "God, We've Known Such Grief and Anger" was commissioned by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the first anniversary of 9/11. "O God, Our Hearts Were Shattered" was written for the tenth anniversary, Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Them Their Victory: A Religious Response to Terrorism
A broad spectrum of the U.S. religious community, including Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians — as well as Muslim and Jewish leaders — have joined their signatures to this interfaith statement.
Understanding of War in an Age of Terror(ism)
This study guide is based on a paper developed for the 2011 Ecumenical Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service held in New Orleans.
Living in a Time of Violence and Terrorism (PDF file)
A study guide on the Resolution on Violence, Religion, and Terrorism adopted by the 216th General Assembly (2004) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
is the Presbyterian Church (USA) collection of online resources in areas of Education, Liturgy, Theology, Interfaith Witness, Pastoral Care, Devotional, Remembrances, Bibliography and other links.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the author of Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor (Discipleship Resources/Upper Room Books, 2009) and Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship (Geneva Press, 2000) and the co-pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. A complete list of her 160+ hymns can be found at www.carolynshymns.com/.