Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the author of over 400 hymns that have been sung by thousands of congregations around the world, and are found in 20 books and thousands of websites, including Many of her hymns are published at Sojourners and are also found in Christian Century magazine, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and PBS-TV. She and her husband Bruce are Presbyterian ministers who have served congregations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. View the Sojourners video on Carolyn's hymns here.

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God, We Have Heard It: A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 01-10-2011

[Editors' note: Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette lamenting gun violence. We hope you find it helpful in light of the shootings in Arizona.]


A Hymn for Economic Justice: 'Zacchaeus was a Tax Man'

by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 10-29-2010
Many people grew up enjoying the song, "Zacchaeus was a wee little man," celebrating this beloved story of Jesus and a tax collector.

Hymn for Pakistan: "Whatever You Do"

by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 08-24-2010
This hymn can be a helpful one for churches seeking to support the relief efforts in Pakistan.

A Hymn of Welcome for Immigrants: 'Abraham Journeyed to a New Country'

by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 07-23-2010
Throughout the Bible, we see stories of immigrants -- people called to settle in new lands and begin new lives for a variety

A Hymn and Prayer for the Gulf: 'O God, the Great, Wide Seas are Yours'

by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 05-11-2010
This hymn-prayer was written in response to the ongoing oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started on April 20th.