Composer: Carol Doran

Carol Doran was a musician, author, scholar, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also a woman of unwavering faith, integrity, kindness, curiosity, beauty, good humor, and fearlessness who inspired those she loved and who loved her so much in return. Carol’s early exposure to the study of music became a lifelong passion and professional dedication as she went on to earn a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Church Music and Organ at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Dr. Doran taught and was a professor of Music and Liturgy at Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall in Rochester, New York; Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia; the School of Theology at Boston University; Episcopal Divinity Scho… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Carol Doran (1985)
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Text and Music: From New Hymns for the Lectionary; © 1985, Oxford University Press, Inc. By permission.


God Folds the Mountains Out of Rock

God folds the mountains out of rock
And fuses elemental powers
In ores and atoms we unlock
To claim as if their wealth were ours.
From veins of stone we lift up fire,
And too impressed by our own skill
We use the flame that we acquire,
Not thinking of the Maker's will.

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #287

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