In recent years, a number of groups and entities have offered apologies for their past role in tolerating, promoting, or profiting from slavery, segregation, and racial discrimination, including the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. In 2007, a number of USA state legislatures considered apologies, as did churches and groups in other nations.
The Rev. Dr. Andrew Pratt, British Methodist pastor and hymn writer, has written this new text in response to the discussions now going on in the United Kingdom, and he recommends it be sung to the Epiphany Hymn tune from the British Methodist Church hymnal.
Andrew Pratt's photo, biography, contact information and links to additional songs and choral music are available on the Discipleship Ministries website.