Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Hymn for Charleston

A few weeks ago we were stunned when a gunman entered the Emanual AME Church in Charleston and killed those attending a Bible Study.  Hymn writer, Carolyn Winfry Gillette, put into words the aching prayer of our hearts in a new hymn, "They Met to Read the Bible." It is a powerfully moving hymn, which has been use by congregations around the world.  PNS, did a news story on it, along with five newspapers. The New Yorker's article on the hymn's creation and use is very well done and can be found that his link, which includes the words and a podcast of it being sung.