Spelman Hymn & Prayer

Spelman Hymn

Words and music by
Mrs. Eddye Money Shivery, C’34

Spelman, thy name we praise
Standards and honor raise,
We’ll ever faithful be
Throughout eternity.

May peace with thee abide
And God forever guide
Thy heights supreme and true.
Blessings to you.

Through years of toil and pain
May thy dear walls remain
Beacons of heavenly light,
Undaunted by the fight;

And when life’s race is won,
Thy noble work is done,
Oh God, forever bind
Our hearts to thine.

Spelman Prayer

Virginia Turner Dowell, C’47

Almighty God, maker of all mankind,
Bless those gathered here in unity and purpose.

Instill within our hearts love and respect for each other.

Open our minds to new ideas;
Give us patient wisdom and foresight to plan,
And carry out those plans.

Give us calm strength to build for the future,
To lead, to teach, to create, to select, to govern, to direct,

And in so doing, engender true sisterhood
Help to enkindle that which is just, true, and good

For our Alma Mater, Spelman College.

We ask this in the name of one God,
Now and forever.

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