Carl P. Daw

Carl P. Daw
Short Name: Carl P. Daw
Full Name: Daw, Carl P., 1944-
Birth Year: 1944

The Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Curator of Hymnological Collections
Adjunct Professor of Hymnology

B.A. Rice University
M.A. University of Virginia
M.Div. University of the South
Ph.D. University of Virginia
D. D. Virginia Theological Seminary

The Reverend Dr. Carl P. Daw Jr., is an Episcopal priest and writer who served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009, while this ecumenical and international organization had its headquarters at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Daw continues as an Adjunct Professor of Hymnology in the Master of Sacred Music program and acts as the Curator of the Hymnological Collections in the STH Library.

In addition to his experience as a parish priest and university chaplain, Dr. Daw has served as a retreat leader, speaker, workshop leader, and guest lecturer at many conferences and seminaries throughout the United States. He has been successively Secretary and Chair of the Standing Commission on Church Music of the Episcopal Church and was a consultant member of the Text Committee for The Hymnal 1982, to which he contributed a number of translations, metrical paraphrases, and original hymns. His texts have subsequently appeared in most denominational and ecumenical hymnals published in the United States and Canada. They also can be found in hymnals in England, Scotland, and Australia and have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. (In conjunction with his lecture tour of Japan in 2002, the United Church of Christ in Japan published a collection of 25 of his hymns in Japanese.) Anthem settings of approximately seventy of his texts are currently in print. Hope Publishing Co. has issued four collections of his hymns: A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990), To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1996), and Gathered for Worship (2006). He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for The Hymnal 1982 Companion and wrote the essay on “The Spirituality of Anglican Hymnody” in Volume I and numerous text commentaries in Volume III. In 1994 Church Hymnal Corporation published Breaking the Word: Essays on the Liturgical Dimensions of Preaching, for which he was the editor and contributor of two essays. He collaborated with Kevin R. Hackett, SSJE, in creating the two-volume A Hymntune Psalter, which Church Publishing, Inc. issued, 1998–1999, as well as the later Revised Common Lectionary version, 2007-2008. With Thomas Pavlechko he is compiling Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary (Church Publishing, Inc., 2007-2009), which provides scripture-based choir and congregational song suggestions for each Sunday of the three-year cycle. He has written a variety of articles related to liturgy and music and has reviewed related materials for The St. Luke’s Journal of Theology, The Anglican Theological Review, and The Hymn.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Daw grew up in a succession of towns in Tennessee where his father was a Baptist pastor. He taught for eight years in the English Department of the College of William and Mary before entering seminary. Following his ordination, he served for three years as Assistant Rector of Christ and Grace Church in Petersburg, Virginia, and for nine years as Vicar-Chaplain of St. Mark’s Chapel at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He then spent three years as a resident Companion of the Community of Celebration in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and served in various interim and supply ministries in that area.

Texts by Carl P. Daw (96)sort iconAsInstances
Al reunirnos en tu mesaCarl P. Daw Jr, b. 1944 (Author)2
All praise to thee, my God, this nightCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author (st. 4))1
As newborn stars were stirred to songCarl P. Daw Jr. (b. 1944) (Author)2
As now the sun shines down at noonCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)3
As panting deer desire the waterbrooksCarl P. Daw (Author)2
[As Six-Winged Seraphs Volleyed Praise]Carl P Daw (Author)2
As stars adorn the night-veiled skyCarl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944) (Author)3
As we gather at your tableCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)20
Baited, the question roseCarl P. Daw (Author)3
[Be Joyful in the Lord]Carl P Daw (Author)2
[Beneath the Proud Hills' Shadows]Carl P Daw (Author)2
[Beside the Streams of Babylon (Daw)]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Beyond the beauty and the aweCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)3
Blessed be the God of Israel, Who comes to set us freeCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)10
Bright the cloud and bright the gloryCarl P. Daw (Author)2
By the waters, the waters of BabylonCarl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944 (Author (stanzas 2-4))1
Called by love to gather, by Christ's love unitedCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
Called to gather as God's peopleCarl P. Daw, Jr., 1944- (Author)2
[Christ, Faithful Sower, Scattering Good Seed]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Christ the Victorious, give to your servantsCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)11
["Come, Lazarus," the Savior Called]Carl P Daw (Author)3
[Come, Let Us Sing with Joy]Carl P Daw (Author)2
[Consider Well the Lilies]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Eternal God transcending timeCarl P. Daw, Jr., 1944- (Author)3
Faith begins by letting goCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)5
[For God Alone My Soul in Silence Waits]Carl P Daw (Author)2
For the life that you have givenCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)6
From heaven high I come to youCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Translator)1
Gabriel of high degreeCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Adapter)1
[Gentle Joseph Heard A Warning]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Glory to our boundless GodCarl Pickens Daw, 1944- (Author)3
God of every new beginningCarl P. Daw (Author)2
God of grace and God of laughterCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)3
God of still waitingCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)3
God of the prophets! Bless the prophets' sonsCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author (st. 3))3
God, Our Author and CreatorCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)3
God our Maker, whose first summonsCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
God the Spirit, guide and guardianCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)12
God's glory fills the heavens with hymnsCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)6
God's Paschal Lamb is sacrificed for usCarl P. Daw (Author)4
Gracious Spirit, give your servantsCarl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944) (Author)2
Have we any gift worth givingCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)3
Hear my prayer, O God, And listen to my pleaCarl P. Daw (Author)5
[How Good How Pleasant to Behold]Carl P Daw (Author)2
How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts, to meCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)5
How shallow former shadows seemCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
How sweet was the garden, fertile and fairCarl P. Daw (Author)2
Into Jerusalem Jesus rodeCarl P. Daw, Jr. (1944-) (Author)2
Leaving her water jar behindCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)2
Let all creation bless the LordCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)9
[Let Kings and Prophets Yield Their Name]Carl P Daw (Author)3
Like the murmur of the dove's songCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)30
Mark how the Lamb of God's self-offeringCarl P. Daw (Author)6
My soul proclaims with wonderCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)6
New truths are no surprise to GodCarl P. Daw (Author)2
[Not Alone, but Two by Two]Carl P Daw (Author)3
Not for ourselves, O Lord, not for ourselvesCarl P. Daw (Author)2
[Now You Have Set Your Servant Free]Carl P Daw (Author)2
O day of peace that dimly shinesCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)16
O God in Whom All Life BeginsCarl P. Daw, Jr., 1944- (Author)6
O God of Font and AltarCarl P. Daw (Author)3
O God, who gives us life and breathCarl P. Daw Jr. (Author)4
[O God Who Made Us In Your Likeness]Carl P Daw (Author)2
O Light whose splendor thrills and gladdensCarl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944 (Paraphraser)8
O risen Christ, still wounded, triumphant, broken LifeCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
[O Sing to the Lord With Hymns Newly Made]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Restore in us, O GodCarl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944 (Author)10
Rise up and shine! Your light has comeCarl P. Daw (Author)3
[Seek the Lord] (Daw)Carl P Daw (Author)2
Seek the Lord, whose willing presenceCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
Sing of Andrew, John's discipleCarl P Daw (Author)4
Sing of God Made ManifestCarl P. Daw, Jr., 1944- (Author)6
Sing praise to God, whose mighty actsCarl P. Daw (Author)3
[Sing to the Lord]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Sing to the Lord no threadbare songCarl P. Daw (Author)2
[Sing to the Lord, Who Has Vanquished the Horse and the Warrior]Carl P Daw (Author)2
"Sleepers, wake!" A voice astounds usCarl P. Daw Jr. (Translator)9
Soaring Spirit, set us freeCarl P. Daw, Jr. (1944-) (Author)2
Sov'reign Maker of all thingsCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)2
Splendor and honor, majesty and powerCarl P. Daw (Paraphraser)7
Surely it is God who saves me; Trusting him, I shall not fearCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Versifier)12
Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in himCarl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944 (Author)1
Take us as we are, O GodCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)4
The Lord my Shepherd guards me wellCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Paraphraser)3
Though famed in Israel's royal hist'ryCarl P. Daw (Author)2
We come, O Christ, as people seekingCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
We have come at Christ's own biddingCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)12
[We Marvel at Your Mighty Deeds]Carl P Daw (Author)2
We sing for all the unsung saintsCarl P. Daw (Author)4
When God first brought us back from exileCarl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 (Author)4
When sudden terror tears apartCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
[When Thomas Heard the Strange Report]Carl P Daw (Author)2
When we seek language to praise you, O GodCarl P. Daw, Jr. (Author)2
[Who Is My Neighbor, Lord]Carl P Daw (Author)2
Wild and lone the prophet's voiceCarl P Daw (Author)9
With the Body That Was BrokenCarl P. Daw, Jr. (1944-) (Author)3