4905. O God, Our Words Cannot Express

1. O God, our words cannot express
The pain we feel this day.
Enraged, uncertain, we confess
Our need to bow and pray.

2. We grieve for all who lost their lives…
And for each injured one.
We pray for children, husbands, wives
Whose grief has just begun.

3. O Lord, we’re called to offer prayer
For all our leaders, too.
May they, amid such great despair,
Be wise in all they do.

4. We trust your mercy and your grace;
In you we will not fear!
May peace and justice now embrace!
Be with your people here!

Text Information
First Line: O God, our words cannot express
Title: O God, Our Words Cannot Express
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn W. Gillette (2001)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: © 2001 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Notes: This hymn was written in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 53651 17151 56457
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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