Hear My Cry

An illustrated collection of psalms, poems, prayers and stories to aid reflection about World War One. Suitable for religious and civic remembrance ceremonies as well as for individual, personal use.

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ISBN: 9780564049233

Pages: 128

Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 7 mm

Format: Paperback

Published date: 07 April 2014

Words for when there are no words

As individuals and communities across the country reflect on the First World War during its centenary, Bible Society is marking this anniversary with an illustrated collection of psalms, poems and personal stories to aid reflection about the War. Adaptable to different circumstances, Hear My Cry also contains hymns and prayers and will be suitable for religious and civic ceremonies as well as for individual, personal use.

The majority of the personal stories are drawn from original research among families whose ancestors fought or died in the War. Many of the soldiers' Bibles have survived, some with dramatic evidence of the part they played.

Sister Wendy Beckett provides a commentary on paintings by Pieter Bruegel and John Nash, and the moving words of poets such as Wilfred Owen, Eleanor Farjeon and Siegfried Sassoon are represented alongside other voices from the war years.

Hear My Cry also features a Foreword written by General the Lord Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff 2006-2009.


  • selection of over 40 Psalms interspersed with poetry, personal stories from the war, archive photos and pictures, prayers and hymns
  • commentaries by Sister Wendy Beckett on paintings by Pieter Bruegel and John Nash
  • useful for religious and civic ceremonies and for people to take away
  • a tool for personal reflection that is adaptable to different circumstances, individual and corporate
  • an edition small enough to pocket yet detailed enough to engage.

More resources

For more stories and resources visit our World War One microsite.

School resources are also available to download for free.

Download a free digital e-book of St. Paul from the Trenches from iBooks. During active service with the Somerset Light Infantry in the trenches of World War One, Gerald Warre Cornish began writing his own version of St. Paul's letters, translated using the King James Bible and a Greek New Testament. Today, almost 100 years later, we bring you Cornish’s version of 1 and 2 Corinthians and Ephesians. Its abrupt ending sufficient evidence that the task upon which the author embarked sadly was never completed. 

Greater Love is a set of resources prepared by HOPE as part of Hope Together 2014 which are available at hopetogether.org.uk. These include free guides, giveaways and more to helps churches mark the centenary of World War One.


Proceeds from the sale of Hear My Cry will be going to support the work of the Royal British Legion.

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