335,609 (I Cried to God)
Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2015
Music: Tune FINLANDIA by Jean Sibelius, 1899
Topics: justice, peace, violence, reconciliation
Scripture: Exodus 20:13, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 25:40
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written this hymn, whose title is taken from the number of gun-related deaths between 2000 and 2010, as a response to recent trends in gun violence in the United States. The hymn depicts a dialogue between God and humanity that uses scriptural allusion to offer words of grief, hope, and peace from God.
335,609 (I Cried to God) [Sibelius]