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Lord, When I Came Into This Life

Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, when I came into this life
Title: Lord, When I Came Into This Life
Author: Fred Kaan (1976)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1979 by The Hymn Society of America, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. All rights reserved. Used by permission.; © 1979 by The Hymn Society

Tune

LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #691Text InfoTextAudio
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #522TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #535
The New Century Hymnal #354



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