Scripture Verse

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:3


William Croft (1678–1727)

Words: Ca­ro­lyn W. Gil­lette, Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001. This hymn was writ­ten in re­sponse to the de­struc­tion of the World Trade Cen­ter in New York Ci­ty.

Music: St. Anne Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Carolyn W. Gillette (1961–)


O God, our words can­not ex­press
The pain we feel this day.
Enraged, un­cer­tain, we con­fess
Our need to bow and pray.

We grieve for all who lost their lives…
And for each in­jured one.
We pray for child­ren, hus­bands, wives
Whose grief has just be­gun.

O Lord, we’re called to offer pray­er
For all our lead­ers, too.
May they, amid such great des­pair,
Be wise in all they do.

We trust your mer­cy and your grace;
In you we will not fear!
May peace and jus­tice now em­brace!
Be with your peo­ple here!