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God, Our Nation Feels the Loss

By Lisa Hancock

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This hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette was written in remembrance of the beloved children of God who died in the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

While written to the tune Pilot (“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”), “God, Our Nation Feels the Loss” can also be set to the tune Redhead (“Go to Dark Gethsemane”), particularly when sung during Holy Week.

Click here to read more notes on the background and references in hymn.

Permission is given for free use of this hymn for churches and ecumenical services.

Click here to find more of Carolyn’s hymns.

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Dr. Lisa Hancock, Director of Worship Arts Ministries, served as an organist and music minister in United Methodist congregations in the Northwest Texas and North Texas Annual Conferences, as well as the New Day Amani/Upendo house churches in Dallas. After receiving her Master of Sacred Music and Master of Theological Studies from Perkins School of Theology, Lisa earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University wherein she researched and wrote on the doctrine of Christ, disability, and atonement.

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