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How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies

Author: Miriam Theres Winter; Katharine Lee Bates Meter: 8.6.8.6 D Appears in 449 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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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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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

Samuel A. Ward

1847 - 1903 Composer of "MATERNA" in The New Century Hymnal



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