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Written by URC minister Revd John Campbell, to the tune 'Converse' (What a friend we have in Jesus). 

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 is 'Fragility of Freedom'. You can read more about the theme here: https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme/

The lyrics and video may be used in worship for non-profit purposes. You can find sheet music and lyrics on our website:
https://urc.org.uk/who-we-are/what-we-do/inter-faith/holocaust-memorial-day/

Face fragilities of freedom,
daily threatened in our world –
constant, costly counterbalance
to the freedoms that we love –
risking damage when new bullies
plot their autocratic pow’r,
loosed in wars and cruel conflicts,
needing challenge, hour by hour.
 
Hold fragilities of freedom,
shocking, evil, hard to face.
Hold with careful, sharp remembrance,
help us save the human race.
Let us pause before their stories –
may they never be denied.
Full respect to all their victims,
who were killed or who survived.
 
Own fragilities of freedom,
where our people were involved
in the complex generation
of the evils now deplored;
name the vast Atlantic Slav’ry,
European Holocaust,
genocide in other places,
heinous wrongs, beyond all cost.
 
End fragilities of freedom,
hear and challenge all deceit
that would justify despising,
othering the poor and weak.
Build, instead, a strong alliance
seeking justice, kindness, peace,
with whoever hears God’s mercy,
work for rescue, help, release.

Music performed by Debs Brooks and Roo Stewart for The United Reformed Church, 2024

Written by URC minister Revd John Campbell, to the tune 'Converse' (What a friend we have in Jesus).

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 is 'Fragility of Freedom'. You can read more about the theme here: https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme/

The lyrics and video may be used in worship for non-profit purposes. You can find sheet music and lyrics on our website:
https://urc.org.uk/who-we-are/what-we-do/inter-faith/holocaust-memorial-day/

Face fragilities of freedom,
daily threatened in our world –
constant, costly counterbalance
to the freedoms that we love –
risking damage when new bullies
plot their autocratic pow’r,
loosed in wars and cruel conflicts,
needing challenge, hour by hour.

Hold fragilities of freedom,
shocking, evil, hard to face.
Hold with careful, sharp remembrance,
help us save the human race.
Let us pause before their stories –
may they never be denied.
Full respect to all their victims,
who were killed or who survived.

Own fragilities of freedom,
where our people were involved
in the complex generation
of the evils now deplored;
name the vast Atlantic Slav’ry,
European Holocaust,
genocide in other places,
heinous wrongs, beyond all cost.

End fragilities of freedom,
hear and challenge all deceit
that would justify despising,
othering the poor and weak.
Build, instead, a strong alliance
seeking justice, kindness, peace,
with whoever hears God’s mercy,
work for rescue, help, release.

Music performed by Debs Brooks and Roo Stewart for The United Reformed Church, 2024

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Face Fragilities of Freedom – a hymn for Holocaust Memorial Day

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