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Who would think that what was needed

Author: Graham Maule (b. 1958); John L. Bell (b. 1949) Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 11 hymnals Lyrics: lest our hopes and humor fray. God ... Topics: Life in Christ Christ Incarnate - Christmas and Epiphany Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7 Used With Tune: WHITE ROSETTES
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Take My Gifts and Let Me Love You

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 3 hymnals Lyrics: ... wine of God, spiced with humor, laced with laughter-- flavor of ... Topics: The Church on Mission Stewardship; Love for God; Stewardship; Thankfulness and Thanksgiving Used With Tune: MADILL
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We Are But Little Children Weak

Author: Cecil F. Alexander Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 65 hymnals Lyrics: ... may make, Bid kind good humor brighten there, And still do ... Used With Tune: ALSTONE Text Sources: A Church School Hymn-Book , by Walter F. Hook (Leeds, England: 1850)

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[O Lord, the Holy Innocents]

Composer: C. E. Willing Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 64 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 55651 32123 45653 Used With Text: O Lord, the Holy Innocents
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WHITE ROSETTES

Composer: John L. Bell Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 3 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 35432 65557 13532 Used With Text: Who Would Think That What Was Needed
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MARYTON

Composer: Henry Percy Smith Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 230 hymnals Tune Sources: Church Hymns with Tunes (Lon­don: 1874) Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33343 22255 43117 Used With Text: O Lord, the Holy Innocents

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Hymnus Post Ieiunium

Author: Prudentius Hymnal: Hymns of Prudentius translated by R. Martin Pope, The #8L (1905) First Line: Christe servorum regimen tuorum Lyrics: ... deserant vires et aquosus albis humor in venis dominetur aegrum corpus ... Languages: Latin

Motherhood: a Gift, a Calling

Author: Jacque B. Jones Hymnal: Discipleship Ministries Collection #10 Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Lyrics: Faith, imagination, humor, tenderness and ... Topics: Women Languages: English Tune Title: WAILEA
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Be Present, Lord, with Those You Call

Author: Jeffery Rowthorn Hymnal: New Hymns of Hope #21 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Lyrics: ... and dreams recede, give patience, humor and resolve to those we ... Languages: English

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John L. Bell

b. 1949 Person Name: John L. Bell, b. 1949 Author of "God's Surprise" in Gather Comprehensive John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditions of hymnody that found began to address concerns missing from the current Scottish hymnal: "I discovered that seldom did our hymns represent the plight of poor people to God. There was nothing that dealt with unemployment, nothing that dealt with living in a multicultural society and feeling disenfranchised. There was nothing about child abuse…,that reflected concern for the developing world, nothing that helped see ourselves as brothers and sisters to those who are suffering from poverty or persecution." [from an interview in Reformed Worship (March 1993)] That concern not only led to writing many songs, but increasingly to introducing them internationally in many conferences, while also gathering songs from around the world. He was convener for the fourth edition of the Church of Scotland’s Church Hymnary (2005), a very different collection from the previous 1973 edition. His books, The Singing Thing and The Singing Thing Too, as well as the many collections of songs and worship resources produced by John Bell—some together with other members of the Iona Community’s “Wild Goose Resource Group,” are available in North America from GIA Publications. Emily Brink

Cecil Frances Alexander

1818 - 1895 Person Name: Cecil F. Alexander Author of "We Are But Little Children Weak" in The Cyber Hymnal As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandments, and prayer, writing in simple language for children. Her more than four hundred hymn texts were published in Verses from the Holy Scripture (1846), Hymns for Little Children (1848), and Hymns Descriptive and Devotional ( 1858). Bert Polman ================== Alexander, Cecil Frances, née Humphreys, second daughter of the late Major John Humphreys, Miltown House, co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1823, and married in 1850 to the Rt. Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. Mrs. Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. They are mostly for children, and were published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, with Preface by Dr. Hook, 1846; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, pt. i. 1854, pt. ii. 1857; Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1853; Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; The Legend of the Golden Prayers 1859; Moral Songs, N.B.; The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals, an Allegory, &c.; or contributed to the Lyra Anglicana, the S.P.C.K. Psalms and Hymns, Hymns Ancient & Modern, and other collections. Some of the narrative hymns are rather heavy, and not a few of the descriptive are dull, but a large number remain which have won their way to the hearts of the young, and found a home there. Such hymns as "In Nazareth in olden time," "All things bright and beautiful," "Once in Royal David's city," "There is a green hill far away," "Jesus calls us o'er the tumult," "The roseate hues of early dawn," and others that might be named, are deservedly popular and are in most extensive use. Mrs. Alexander has also written hymns of a more elaborate character; but it is as a writer for children that she has excelled. - John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =============== Alexander, Cecil F., née Humphreys, p. 38, ii. Additional hymns to those already noted in this Dictionary are in common use:— 1. Christ has ascended up again. (1853.) Ascension. 2. His are the thousand sparkling rills. (1875.) Seven Words on the Cross (Fifth Word). 3. How good is the Almighty God. (1S48.) God, the Father. 4. In [a] the rich man's garden. (1853.) Easter Eve. 5. It was early in the morning. (1853.) Easter Day. 6. So be it, Lord; the prayers are prayed. (1848.) Trust in God. 7. Saw you never in the twilight? (1853.) Epiphany. 8. Still bright and blue doth Jordan flow. (1853.) Baptism of Our Lord. 9. The angels stand around Thy throne. (1848.) Submission to the Will of God. 10. The saints of God are holy men. (1848.) Communion of Saints. 11. There is one Way and only one. (1875.) SS. Philip and James. 12. Up in heaven, up in heaven. (1848.) Ascension. 13. We are little Christian children. (1848.) Holy Trinity. 14. We were washed in holy water. (1848.) Holy Baptism. 15. When of old the Jewish mothers. (1853.) Christ's Invitation to Children. 16. Within the Churchyard side by side. (1848.) Burial. Of the above hymns those dated 1848 are from Mrs. Alexander's Hymns for Little Children; those dated 1853, from Narrative Hymns, and those dated 1875 from the 1875 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern. Several new hymns by Mrs. Alexander are included in the 1891 Draft Appendix to the Irish Church Hymnal. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ============= Alexander, Cecil F. , p. 38, ii. Mrs. Alexander died at Londonderry, Oct. 12, 1895. A number of her later hymns are in her Poems, 1896, which were edited by Archbishop Alexander. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907) See also in:Hymn Writers of the Church

Fred Kaan

1929 - 2009 Author of "Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love" in Catholic Book of Worship III Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregational Church in Barry, Glamorgan. In 1963 he was called to be minister of the Pilgrim Church in Plymouth. It was in this congregation that he began to write hymns. The first edition of Pilgrim Praise was published in 1968, going into second and third editions in 1972 and 1975. He continued writing many more hymns throughout his life. Dianne Shapiro, from obituary written by Keith Forecast in Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/fred-kaan-minister-and-celebrated-hymn-writer-1809481.html)



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