Amistad Hymn (Tim Blickhan)
- Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2007-10-10). Score information: Octavo, 4 pages, 115 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Arrangement © 2007 Charles Timothy Blickhan
First published: 2007
Description: New text 2000 by Ned W. Edwards to hymn tune National Hymn by George W. Edwards. Arranged 2007 by Tim Blickhan with permission.
Original text and translations
God of the Mendi, stolen from their home,
Bound, beaten, chained, their futures bought and sold;
In fear they rose and claimed their liberty.
Great God of ours, you set the captives free.
God of the faithful, offering their hands,
Building a home and giving of their land;
Bound by desire of friendship to impart.
Great God of ours, you bind the broken heart.
God of the ship that sails again today,
Justice and hope are cargo on its way.
Caught in the wind, your spirit as its guide.
Great God of ours, may you be glorified.
God of church, whose work is not yet done;
Grant your desire, that we may all be one.
In this abode, your covenant we raise,
Great God of ours, in righteousness and praise.