Spelman, thy name we praise
Standards and honor raise
We’ll ever faithful be
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
Words and music by Eddye Mae Money, C’1934
Almighty God, maker of all mankind,
Bless those gathered here in unity of 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 us to enkindle that which is just, true,
For our Alma Mater, Spelman College.
We ask this in the name of one God,
Now and forever.
by Virginia Turner Dowell