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How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies

Author: Miriam Theres Winter; Katharine Lee Bates Meter: 8.6.8.6 D Appears in 448 hymnals First Line: How beautiful our spacious skies Lyrics: 2 Indigenous and immigrant, our daughters ... Topics: Christian unity; Citizenship; Freedom and Liberation National; Peace World; Repentance Used With Tune: MATERNA
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God, Who Called Us Through the Prophets

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 1 hymnal Lyrics: ... needs a friend: poor and immigrant and outcast, who on kindness ... Topics: Church Scripture: Micah 6:8 Used With Tune: PROPHETS' CALL

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MATERNA

Composer: Samuel A. Ward Meter: 8.6.8.6 D Appears in 196 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 55335 52234 56755 Used With Text: How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies
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PROPHETS' CALL

Composer: John D. Horman Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Faith That Lets Us Sing Tune Key: G Major Used With Text: God, Who Called Us Through the Prophets

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God, Who Called Us Through the Prophets

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn Hymnal: Faith That Lets Us Sing #34 (2017) Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Lyrics: ... needs a friend: poor and immigrant and outcast, who on kindness ... Topics: Church Scripture: Micah 6:8 Languages: English Tune Title: PROPHETS' CALL

How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies

Author: Miriam Theres Winter; Katharine Lee Bates Hymnal: The New Century Hymnal #594 (1995) Meter: 8.6.8.6 D First Line: How beautiful our spacious skies Lyrics: 2 Indigenous and immigrant, our daughters ... Topics: Christian unity; Citizenship; Freedom and Liberation National; Peace World; Repentance Languages: English Tune Title: MATERNA

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Miriam Therese Winter

b. 1928 Person Name: Miriam Theres Winter Author (St. 2-4) of "How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies" in The New Century Hymnal

Katharine Lee Bates

1859 - 1929 Author (St. 1) of "How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies" in The New Century Hymnal Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Mass., August 12, 1859. Her father was a pastor in the Congregational Church; he died when she was an infant. Her mother moved the family to Wellesley. She received a B.A. (1880) and M.A. (1891) from Wellesley College. She taught high school from 1880-1885 and then was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. She wrote poetry, children's stories, textbooks and travel books. In the summer if 1893 when she was lecturing at Colorado College she went to the top of Pike's Peak. Inspired by the beauty of the view she wrote all four verses of "America the Beautiful" which was an instant hit when it was published. She had an intimate relationship with Katharine Coman, dean of Wellesley, who she lived with for 25 years, until Coman's death. "Yellow Clover: A Book of Remembrance" celebrates their love and partnership.She enjoyed traveling, the out of doors, reading and friends, Dianne Shapiro from Woman's Who's who in America, 1914-1915 by John William Leonard, New York: The American Commonwealth Company and Harvard Square Library, Digital Library of Unitarian Universalist Biographies, History, Books and Media (http://harvardsquarelibrary.org/cambridge-harvard/katharine-lee-bates/) (accessed 7-4-2018

Mary Nelson Keithahn

b. 1934 Author of "God, Who Called Us Through the Prophets" in Faith That Lets Us Sing Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns together, some of which are included in these hymnals and supplements: Community of Christ Sings, God’s Mission, God’s Song, Hymns of Heritage and Hope, Lift Up Your Hearts, Sing Justice! Do Justice, Sing the Faith, Singing Our Savior’s Story, Singing the New Testament, The Faith We Sing, Upper Room Worshipbook, Voices Found, Voices United, and Worship and Song. They have also published four collections of their hymns: Come Away with Me and Time Now to Gather (Abingdon, 1998), The Song Lingers On (Zimbel, 2003), and Faith That Lets Us Sing (Wayne Leupold Editions, 2017). Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. In 2006 she received a Distinguished Achievement Award from her alma mater, Carleton College in Northfield, MN, in recognition of her work in composing text for religious music. Mary was married to the Rev. Richard K. Keithahn, a U.C.C. pastor, and widowed in 1986. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. --mnk



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