Eternal God, we give thanks for the gifts that thou didst bestow upon thy servant James Weldon Johnson: a heart and voice to praise thy Name in verse. As he gave us powerful words to glorify you, may we also speak with joy and boldness to banish hatred from thy creation, in the Name of Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today the Episcopal Church commemorates James Weldon Johnson, Poet 1938 https://t.co/rs2KlVpGyT
Poet, novelist, songwriter, editor, historian, civil rights leader, diplomat, lawyer & educator, James Wheldon Johnson was a true Renaissance man
Portrait in NPG (Smithsonian) pic.twitter.com/qEL99X5tVB
— The Anglican Church in St Petersburg (@anglicanspb) June 25, 2020