A hymn for Haiti

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I spent part of Tuesday evening watching TV images of Haiti’s devastation and getting more and more depressed. Today I learned the National Council of Churches is distributing a hymn written by a Presbyterian pastor and musician that tries to capture the anguish of this horrible earthquake.

The Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, who with her husband, Bruce, is pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Del., has written, “In Haiti There is Anguish,” sung to the tune of, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus.”

If you want the music, click here

Here is the hymn itself:

In Haiti, There is Anguish 

Beneath the Cross of Jesus 


Tune: Frederick Charles Maker, 1881 
Text: Copyright © 2010 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Churches affiliated with the National Council of Churches USA have permission to use the hymn.

- Julia Duin, religion editor



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Julia Duin

Julia Duin

Julia Duin is the Times' religion editor. She has a master's degree in religion from Trinity School for Ministry (an Episcopal seminary) and has covered the beat for three decades. Before coming to The Washington Times, she worked for five newspapers, including a stint as a religion writer for the Houston Chronicle and a year as city editor at the ...

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