IN BABILONE 188.8.131.52 D ("There's a Wideness in God's Mercy")
Written for the anniversary of September 11th.
God, we've known such grief and anger
By your grace comes resurrection;
Hope is ours for, God, you love us!
A PDF format version of this hymn with music is also available. The free Adobe Acrobat® Reader must be installed on your computer in order for you to read and print PDF files. Also see her interfaith hymn written in response to Sept 11th, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express."
Biblical References: John 14:18; I John 4:18; Matthew 5:11, 28:16-20; and John 17:18.
Tune: Dutch melody, arranged by Julius Rontgen (1855-1933) Hymn tune is in the public domain.
Text: Copyright © 2002 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. 305 South Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071; Telephone: 856-589-8444; Email: Bruce.Gillette@ecunet.org.
This hymn was commissioned by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for the congregational resource Out of the Depths: Voices of the Presbyterian Faith Community at Work After September 11, an anniversary publication. Permission is granted for this hymn's free use by churches that support Church World Service and UMCOR. She appreciates churches sending a copy of their worship bulletin to her at the address above if they use the hymn.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pitman, NJ. Her book titled Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship is a collection of 45 new hymns published by Geneva Press.
Photo Credit: copyright © Diana Barnett, September 2001, Used by permission. The picture on this page was taken in Manhattan within a week after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Click on the photo to see a larger version.