Archives

just believe you can

If you will just believe it’s true Then there is nothing you can’t do There’s not a mountain that you can’t climb There’s not a river you can’t make it over There’s no tomorrow that you can’t find if you try I know you’re gonna make it Nothing can stop you now!
Rollo the Clown: The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
Photo by Marge McCoy

For This Land

For This Land in All Its Wonder

For this land in all its wonder, for each city, farm and town,
For each mountain filled with splendor, for each place where love is found,
For the freedoms we enjoy here,
God, may thanks to you abound! God, may thanks to you abound!

For your peace and love unending, breaking barriers that divide;
For the joy of cultures blending as we live here side by side;
God, we thank you and we pray now:
May we all be unified! May we all be unified!

For your hand to lead and guide us, for your work in history,
For your vision born inside us of a just society,
God, we thank you and we pray now:
May this vision come to be! May this vision come to be!

May we be a nation seeking ways that are both wise and fair,
May our living and our speaking serve your purpose everywhere.
May we follow where you lead us;
God, this is our hope and prayer! God, this is our hope and prayer!

Tune: John Hughes, 1907 (“God of Grace and God of Glory”)

Text: Copyright © 1999 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.
Used with Permission. All rights reserved.
Copied from Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today’s Worship by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
People who do not own Gifts of Love are asked to contact Carolyn (bcgillette@comcast.net) for permission to use the hymn and to get a copy of the hymn formatted for worship bulletin use.

Photo: Marge McCoy

come away

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
William Butler Yeats

Photo by John Brasley