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Mary Jackson Cathey

Mary Jackson Cathey
Short Name: Mary Jackson Cathey
Full Name: Cathey, Mary Jackson, 1926-
Birth Year: 1926

Mary Jackson Cathey (b. 1926) was born in Florence, SC, and educated at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. She received an advanced degree from Union Seminary - Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond. As a Christian Educator she finds hymn text writing a profound way to express her faith. Her hymns have won contests sponsored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and a number of her poems have been published by John Knox Press, The Pilgrim Press, and Hope Publishing. She has four hymns to her credit in The Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) and others published by Selah Press, Choristers Guild, and Zimbel Press. She is an elder at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.


Mary Jackson Cathey is the Director of Religious Education at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland. She formerly served in a similar capacity in the First Presbyterian Church, Anderson, South Carolina. She obtained her M.R.E. degree from the Assembly's Training School, Richmond, Virginia, in 1953; and her A.B. from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1947. She was married recently to Mr. Henry M. Cathey of Bethesda. She is the author of one of the 1956 Youth Hymns entitled "Come forth, O Christian Youth."

--Twelve New World Order Hymns, 1958. Used by permission.

Texts by Mary Jackson Cathey (20)sort descendingAsInstances
All creation sings God's musicMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Believers in the risen ChristMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Celebrate with joy and singingMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Come, all come, in celebration for the faith that we professMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Come, all come in celebration of our God's amazing graceMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Come, great God of all the agesMary Jackson Cathey (Author)5
Eternal God of hope and lightMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
For those who share their knowledgeMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Give thanks, O Christian peopleMary Jackson Cathey (Author)3
Go with us, Lord, and guide the wayMary Jackson Cathey (Author)5
God almighty, God eternal, To thy throneMary Jackson Cathey (Author)5
God has spoken to all peopleMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
God of our lives and author of our daysMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
God's Holy Spirit came with rushing wind and fireMary Jackson Cathey (Adapter)3
Holy Spirit, dwell within usMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
I am a child of God, the One who made and keeps meMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
In this place of prayer and singingMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Infinite wisdom, Lord of creationMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
Unto the hills I lift my eyes To find the help my Lord suppliesMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
We come to worship in praise of our MakerMary Jackson Cathey (Author)2
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