Iran: The Test of Wills

Khomeini orders the release of a few hostages, but the crisis continues

"Faith of our fathers, living still," sang a weary, anxious, deeply troubled Jimmy Carter, "in spite of dungeon, fire and sword. . ." And when it came time for the choir to respond with the eloquent verses of Psalm 130, the President sat, head bowed, in his front-row pew at the National Cathedral and listened intently to the ancient words of hope in a time of trouble: "Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord, hear my prayer."

The President had joined last week with about 2,000 others in an ecumenical prayer service for 62 American hostages...

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