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Violet Buchanan

Short Name: Violet Buchanan
Full Name: Buchanan, Violet, 1896-1975
Birth Year (est.): 1896
Death Year: 1975

Buchanan, Violet Nita (Critchett) - hymn writer

Born: 16 Mar 1896 St. Marylebone, London, England
Died: 26 Jul 1975 Westminster, London, England


Violet Buchanan (Mrs. Andrew Sinclair Buchanan) who resides in London, England, is a new name in American hymnody, but not in British hymn circles. Two of her hymns appear in the new Anglican Hymn Book recently published: "O day of joy and wonder," a hymn for Pentecost, and "Help me dear Lord, to love thee more." Others of her hymns have been published, notably those for Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide. She has had requests for hymns on various subjects including recently "Animal Welfare" and "Safety on the roads." Both Mrs. Buchanan and her husband come of distinguished families. Her father, Sir Anderson Critchett was a noted physician, and members of her husband's family help important diplomatic posts. Mrs. Buchanan is active in her parish church and notes that she is a supporter of fellowship between all Christian denominations.

--Fifteen New Bible Hymns, 1966. Used by permission.

Texts by Violet Buchanan (7)sort descendingAsInstances
Bless, O Lord, this child of thineViolet Buchanan (Author)3
Christmas bells with joy are ringingViolet Buchanan (Author)3
Lord, speak to us through natureViolet Buchanan (Author)3
O day of joy and wonderViolet Nita Buchanan (1891-1975) (Author)5
O Holy Spirit source of strengthViolet Buchanan (Author)3
O Love that gavest beautyViolet Buchanan (Author)3
We thank thee that thy holy wordViolet Buchanan (Author)3
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