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Galesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service
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TitleGalesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service
DescriptionProgram from the Galesburg Council of Churches Inter-racial Service, February 11, 1945, held at the First Methodist Church in Galesburg, Illinois.
SubjectChurches
Race
Race relations
Named PersonVan Kirk, Walter; Fletcher, Wylma; Foster, A.L.; Ragan, Raye;
AuthorGalesburg Council of Churches
Time Period1940s
Date Created (original)February 11, 1945
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierJ. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 9)
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-11-09
Transcript

In the Cross of Christ I Glory



LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING

I

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.

II

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
[slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

III

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

Inter-racial Service

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
strength.

*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
MISS FLETCHER

*Benediction - - - - - - - REV. RAYE RAGAN
* Congregation standing.


NEXT SUNDAY -- FEBRUARY 18
The Inter-racial Committee presents
"THE SOUTHERNAIRES"
Central Church, 4 p. m. Popular prices




My Creed

I will respect all men and women regardless of race
and religion.

I will protect and defend my neighbor and my neigh-
bor's children against the ravages of racial and
religious bigotry.

I will exemplify in my own life the spirit of good will
and understanding.

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
nation.

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
or not.

I will do more than live and let live; I will live and
help live.

WALTER VAN KIRK
Physical Description1 folded 8.5 x 11 in. sheet
Filenamechurchprogram.pdf
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