Music: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM, ancient Sarum plainsong; Text:Ruth Duck © 1992 GIA Publications Inc.,
used by permission One License #729334-A
God of Love, We've Known Division
God of love, we've known division and we've seen its awful cost.
We have struggled as a nation, and there's much that we have lost.
We have been a house divided - and, divided, we can't stand.
May our nation be united; give us peace throughout this land.
Turn us, Lord, from what divides us - fear that drives us far apart,
greed that leads to great injustice, racist ways that break your heart.
May we seek what brings together - hearts that bear each other's pain,
care and mercy toward our neighbors, love that welcomes strangers in.
May we all, in conversation, speak the truth and listen well.
May we hear, across this nation, stories others have to tell.
May we learn from other cultures and be blessed by their worldview;
May we serve with one another - loving others, loving you.
You have challenged us to goodness; you have shown a kinder way.
It's your love that now inspires us as we seek a better day.
May we end our harsh division; may we stop the hate and fear.
Make us one, Lord, as a nation; may we be united here.
Music: BEACH SPRING, The Sacred Harp, 1844; Text: Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.
All rights reserved. Used by permission One License #729334-A
Cantilene in F, Op. 148
by Joseph Rheinberger
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Allison & Peter Houlihan, Liturgists
Scott Bosscher, Cantor