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Lord, as the Day Begins

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Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Prayers and praise for the constant care of God are necessary for those who understand that God has appointed them to serve this world and one another: “Made in God’s image to live in loving communion with our Maker, we are appointed earth keepers and caretakers to tend the earth, enjoy it, and love our neighbors. God uses our skills for the unfolding and well-being of his world so that creation and all who live in it may flourish” (Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 10).

377

Lord, as the Day Begins

Tune Information

Name
HOLY VINE
Key
C Major
Meter
6.6.6.6.8.8
377

Lord, as the Day Begins

Author Information

Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) has served the Church of England since his ordination in 1950. He has occupied a number of church posi­tions, including parish priest in the diocese of Southwark (1953-1962), archdeacon of Norwich (1973-1981), and bishop of Thetford, Norfolk, from 1981 until his retirement in 1992. He also edited a Christian magazine, Crusade, which was founded after Billy Graham's 1955 London crusade. Dudley-Smith began writing comic verse while a student at Cambridge; he did not begin to write hymns until the 1960s. Many of his several hundred hymn texts have been collected in Lift Every Heart: Collected Hymns 1961-1983 (1984), Songs of Deliverance: Thirty-six New Hymns (1988), and A Voice of Singing (1993). The writer of Christian Literature and the Church (1963), Someone Who Beckons (1978), and Praying with the English Hymn Writers (1989), Dudley-Smith has also served on various editorial committees, including the committee that published Psalm Praise (1973).
— Bert Polman

Composer Information

Stephen Dean, of the St. Thomas More Group, lives in Suffolk in the United Kingdom. He works for Decani Music, OCP’s agent in the UK. He is an editor and publisher of Laudate, a successful hymnal which since 1999 has established a leading position in Britain. Stephen is also music advisor to the Diocese of East Anglia, and leads the music in the small parish where much of the music published by OCP was first performed. 
— OCP (http://www.ocp.org/)
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