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Come, Let Us Dream

Author: John Middleton Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Come, let us dream God's dream again Lyrics: Come, let us dream God's dream again. ... Topics: Dreams; Dreams Scripture: Exodus 34:1-4 Used With Tune: O WALY WALY

Dream A Dream

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: Dream a dream, a hopeful dream Lyrics: a dream, a hopeful dream as children do on ... Topics: Justice Vision of peace Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-4 Used With Tune: SALESTROM

I Have a Dream

Author: Pamela J. Pettitt Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: "I have a dream," a man once said Lyrics: "I have a dream," a man once said, ... Topics: Dreams; Dreams Scripture: Romans 8:22 Used With Tune: REPTON


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Composer: C. Winfred Douglas Meter: Appears in 136 hymnals Tune Sources: Melody from Sixteen Tune Settings , 1812 Tune Key: f minor Incipit: 51234 32175 51234 Used With Text: O Holy City, Seen of John
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Meter: Appears in 453 hymnals Tune Sources: Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1774; adapt. from Metrical Psalter, 1855 Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 11117 12321 3333 Used With Text: Dear Jesus, in Whose Life I See


Composer: Horace Clarence Boyer, 1935-2009 Meter: D Appears in 23 hymnals Tune Sources: Traditional American Tune Key: c minor Incipit: 11554 54311 34413 Used With Text: When God First Brought Us Back (Psalm 126)


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Will My Dreams Come True?

Author: James Rowe Hymnal: The Modern Hymnal #412 (1926) First Line: Oft in dreams I stand on the golden strand Refrain First Line: Will my dreams come true at last Lyrics: Oft in dreams I stand on the ... Topics: Solos Languages: English Tune Title: [Oft in dreams I stand on the golden strand]
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The city of dreams

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds Hymnal: Worship and Service #12 (1916) First Line: There's a city of dreams, thro' the mist sends its gleams Refrain First Line: O the city of dreams that so near to me seems Lyrics: ... There's a City of Dreams, thro' the mist sends its ... . Refrain: O the City of Dreams that so near to me ... seems this fair City of Dreams, So close that its song ... tow'rd the City of Dreams. [Refrain] Topics: Choir and Chorus Selections; Heaven Tune Title: [There's a city of dreams, thro' the mist sends its gleams]

Keep the Dream Alive

Author: Robert Manuel Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #656 (2012) First Line: Martin's dream for all of us Lyrics: Martin’s dream for all of us so ... Topics: Brotherhood and Sisterhood; Struggle; Social Concern; Satan; Poverty; People of God; Country, Nation; Liberation; Hope; Freedom; Unity Tune Title: [Martin's dream for all of us]


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Timothy Dudley-Smith

b. 1926 Author of "To Heathen Dreams Of Human Pride" in Scripture Song Database Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Dudley-Smith 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

Jennie Wilson

1857 - 1913 Author of "My Home Is Over There" in Golden Songs of Glory Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives. =============================== Jennie Bain Wilson, 1857-1913 Born: 1857, on a Farm Near South Whitley, Indiana. Died: Cir­ca 1913. Afflicted with a spin­al con­di­tion at age four, Wil­son spent her life in a wheel chair. She ne­ver at­tend­ed school, but was ed­u­cat­ed at home. She is said to have writ­ten over 2,200 texts. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (

Thoro Harris

1874 - 1955 Composer of "[They dreamed not of danger, those sinners of old]" in Echoes of Paradise Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brother, 1906) Best Temperance Songs (Chicago, Illinois: The Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1913) (music editor) Hymns of Hope (Chicago, Illinois: Thoro Harris, undated, circa 1922)


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beyond a dream

Publication Date: 1974 Publisher: Word Incorporated Publication Place: Waco, Texas Editors: David Yantis; Charles F. Brown


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