God of Creation

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God of creation, We have seen the horror—
Great devastation, Overwhelming sorrow!
Hear now your people—Homes and loved ones taken—
Feeling forsaken.

Christ of compassion, You who calmed the rough sea—
Hurricane crashing, We prayed for your mercy!
Comfort your people! Hold them close, now giving
Hope for their living.

Give to your children Food to end their hunger,
Clean water’s blessing, News of those they long for!
And by your Spirit, Use our gifts and labors
To help our neighbors.

Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #66

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

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Text Information

First Line: God of creation, We have seen the horror--
Title: God of Creation
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

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HERZLIEBSTER JESU

Partially based on earlier melodies (including the Genevan tune for Psalm 23), HERZ LIEBSTER JESU was composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) and published in his Neues vollkömliches Gesangbuch (1640). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in both his St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, and variou…

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Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #66

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