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
ST. CHRISTOPHER 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168
(“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