Galesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service
|Title||Galesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service |
|Description||Program from the Galesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service, February 11, 1945, held at the First Methodist Church in Galesburg, Illinois. |
|Named Person||Van Kirk, Walter; Fletcher, Wylma; Foster, A.L.; Ragan, Raye; |
|Author||Galesburg Council of Churches |
|Time Period||1940s |
|Date Created (original)||February 11, 1945 |
|Identifier||J. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 9) |
|Rights||See http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm |
|Collection||Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College) |
In the Cross of Christ I Glory
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
Lift every voice and sing,
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list'ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea-
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun
Of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which , our fathers sighed?--
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come treading our path through the blood of the
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray, --
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Let our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.
-JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
GALESBURG COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
FEBRUARY 11, 1945 -- 7:45 P. M.
Organ Prelude, "0 Lord Most Holy" - - - - Franck
*Call to Worship
O come let us worship the living God, the Father of us
all, to whom people of all nations and races turn for
*Hymn, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Unison Reading of "My Creed" (Walter Van Kirk)
Offertory, "Meditation" - - - - - - - Sturges
Solos-- "Mountains" - - - - - - - - Rafbach
"My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord" - - Price
MISS WYLMA FLETCHER
Address, "The Negro in the Present and Post-War Period"
MR. A. L. FOSTER
Solo, "A Heart That's Free" - - - - - - - Robyn
*Benediction - - - - - - - REV. RAYE RAGAN
* Congregation standing.
NEXT SUNDAY -- FEBRUARY 18
The Inter-racial Committee presents
Central Church, 4 p. m. Popular prices
I will respect all men and women regardless of race
I will protect and defend my neighbor and my neigh-
bor's children against the ravages of racial and
I will exemplify in my own life the spirit of good will
I will challenge the philosophy of racial superiority by
whomsoever it may be proclaimed whether they
be kings, dictators or demagogues.
I will not be misled by the lying propaganda of those
who seek to set race against race or nation against
I will refuse to support any organization that has for
its purpose the spreading of anti-Semitism, anti-
Catholicism, or anti-Protestantism.
I will establish comradeship with those who seek to
exalt the spirit of love and reconciliation through-
out the world.
I will attribute to those who differ from me the same
degree of sincerity that I claim for myself.
I will uphold the civil rights and religious liberties of
all citizens and groups whether I agree with them
I will do more than live and let live; I will live and
WALTER VAN KIRK
|Physical Description||1 folded 8.5 x 11 in. sheet |