Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race

This hymn was written by American theologian and liturgical researcher Ruth Carolyn Duck (1947-).

It was first published in 1992, and was in the 2nd and 3rd editions of the Gather hymnal.   Sheet music can be purchased directly from GIA Publications, here.

With Long Meter (LM), tunes it has been set to include
  • TALLIS CANON by Thomas Tallis (1510-1583) - the original setting
  • CANONBURY by Robert Schumann (1839)



A version with piano accompaniment, led by the pastor.

Organ-accompanied, the official track published by GIA.


The words to this hymn are copyright, so cannot be reproduced here.  There are four verses:

1 Diverse in culture ...

2 God, let us be a bridge of care ...

3 When chasms widen ....

4 God, let us be a table spread

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