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God of the Ages, History's Maker

Author: Margaret Clarkson, 1915- Meter: Appears in 7 hymnals Lyrics: 1 God of the ages, history's Maker, planning our pathway, ... Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 Used With Tune: BUNESSAN
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Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

Author: John Newton Appears in 1,384 hymnals Used With Tune: NEW BRITAIN
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Come, Thou almighty King

Author: Chas. Wesley Appears in 1,748 hymnals Used With Tune: ITALIAN HYMN


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[All throughout my history]

Composer: Ed Cash; Ethan Hulse; Josh Baldwin Appears in 2 hymnals Tune Key: G Major or modal Used With Text: Evidence


Composer: Lee Eddie Johnson, b. 1961 Meter: with refrain Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 15312 34434 2542 Used With Text: God of History


Meter: Appears in 253 hymnals Tune Sources: Traditional Gaelic Melody Incipit: 13512 76565 12356 Used With Text: God of the Ages, History's Maker


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Piercing history, Jesus came (He Came)

Author: Valerie Dunn Hymnal: Praise Ways #55 (1975) First Line: Piercing history, Jesus came Refrain First Line: Let's rejoice and sing and pray Tune Title: [Piercing history, Jesus came]

God of all human history

Author: Christopher Idle, b. 1938 Hymnal: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #223 (2000) Meter: Lyrics: God of all human history, of time long ... Topics: Baptism; Confirmation; Ordination/Commissioning; The Serving Community; Year A Fourth Sunday Before Advent; Year A Second Sunday Before Advent Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:2 Languages: English Tune Title: CALLOW END

God of the Ages, History's Maker

Author: Margaret Clarkson, 1915- Hymnal: Worship and Rejoice #78 (2003) Meter: Lyrics: 1 God of the ages, history's Maker, planning our pathway, ... Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 Languages: English Tune Title: BUNESSAN


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Jane Parker Huber

1926 - 2008 Author of "God of History—Recent, Ancient"

Christopher M. Idle

b. 1938 Person Name: Christopher Idle, b. 1938 Author of "God of all human history" in Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New Christopher Martin Idle (b. Bromley, Kent, England, 1938) was educated at Elthan College, St. Peter's College, Oxford, and Clifton Theological College in Bristol, and was ordained in the Church of England. He served churches in Barrow-in-­Furness, Cumbria; London; and Oakley, Suffolk; and recently returned to London, where he is involved in various hymnal projects. A prolific author of articles on the Christian's public responsibilities, Idle has also published The Lion Book of Favorite Hymns (1980) and at least one hundred of his own hymns and biblical paraphrases. Some of his texts first appeared in hymnals published by the Jubilate Group, with which he is associated. He was also editor of Anglican Praise (1987). In 1998 Hope Publishing released Light Upon the River, a collection of 279 of his psalm and hymn texts, along with suggested tunes, scripture references, and commentary. Bert Polman

Carl P. Daw Jr.

b. 1944 Person Name: Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 Author of "Though Famed in Israel's Royal History" in Worship (4th ed.) Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. Louisville, KY, 1944) is the son of a Baptist minister. He holds a PhD degree in English (University of Virginia) and taught English from 1970-1979 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. As an Episcopal priest (MDiv, 1981, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesee) he served several congregations in Virginia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. From 1996-2009 he served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Carl Daw began to write hymns as a consultant member of the Text committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his many texts often appeared first in several small collections, including A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990); To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1996), Gathered for Worship (2006). Other publications include A Hymntune Psalter (2 volumes, 1988-1989) and Breaking the Word: Essays on the Liturgical Dimensions of Preaching (1994, for which he served as editor and contributed two essays. In 2002 a collection of 25 of his hymns in Japanese was published by the United Church of Christ in Japan. He wrote Glory to God: A Companion (2016) for the 2013 hymnal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Emily Brink


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Published hymn books and other collections

The History of Hymn Singing as told through One hundred & One famous hymns

Publication Date: 1982 Publisher: Hallberg Publishing Corporation Publication Place: Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

Hymns of the Old Camp Ground

Publication Date: 2008 Publisher: Native Ground Books & Music Publication Place: Asheville, NC Editors: Wayne Erbsen
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Union Harp and History of Songs

Publication Date: 1898 Publication Place: Douglasville, Ga. Editors: J. S. James


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