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The Servant Song

Author: Richard Gillard Meter: D Appears in 51 hymnals First Line: Will you let me be your servant

Break Thou the Bread of Life

Author: Mary A. Lathbury Meter: D Appears in 700 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me, as once you broke the loaves beside the sea. Beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord; my spirit waits for you, O living Word. 2 Bless your own word of truth, dear Lord, to me, as when you blessed the bread ... Topics: Jesus Christ Teacher; Comforter; Whitsunday; liturgical Songs of Illumination; liturgical Communion Songs

Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 2,270 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Alas! and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die! Would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as I? 2 Was it for crimes that I have done, he groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree! 3 Well might the sun in ... Topics: Repentance; Benevolence; Blood; Christ Blood of; Christ Cross of; Christ Death of; Christ Death of; Christ Passion; Christ Passion; Cross of Christ; Dedication of Life; Passion; Stewardship of Life and Talents; liturgical Songs of Response


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Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Person: Emma Lau Diemer Tune Key: d minor


Meter: Appears in 121 hymnals Tune Person: Carlton R. Young Tune Sources: Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835 Tune Key: d minor or modal Incipit: 11724 54211 72576 Used With Text: What Wondrous Love Is This


Meter: D Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Person: David A. Schack, b. 1947; Kermit Moldenhauer, b. 1949 Tune Key: g minor Used With Text: When You Woke that Thursday Morning


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When You Woke that Thursday Morning

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 Hymnal: Christian Worship (2008) #717 (2008) Meter: D Lyrics: When you woke that Thursday morning, Savior, ... Topics: Maundy Thursday Languages: English Tune Title: MAUNDY

Christ at Table There with Friends

Author: Anabel S. Miller Hymnal: The New Century Hymnal #227 (1995) Meter: Topics: Maundy Thursday Scripture: Mark 14:36 Languages: English Tune Title: MAUNDY THURSDAY

When You Woke That Thursday Morning

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 Hymnal: Lutheran Service Book #445 (2006) Meter: D Lyrics: When You woke that Thursday morning, Savior, ... Topics: Maundy (Holy) Thursday Scripture: John 1:29-36 Languages: English Tune Title: JOYOUS LIGHT


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James Quinn

1919 - 2010 Person Name: James Quinn, b. 1919 Translator of "God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there" in Common Praise James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation

Frederick C. Maker

1844 - 1927 Person Name: Frederick C. Maker, 1844-1927 Composer of "ST. CHRISTOPHER" in Lift Up Your Hearts Frederick C. Maker (b. Bristol, England, August 6, 1844; d. January 1, 1927) received his early musical training as a chorister at Bristol Cathedral, England. He pursued a career as organist and choirmaster—most of it spent in Methodist and Congregational churches in Bristol. His longest tenure was at Redland Park Congregational Church, where he was organist from 1882-1910. Maker also conducted the Bristol Free Church Choir Association and was a long-time visiting professor of music at Clifton College. He wrote hymn tunes, anthems, and a cantata, Moses in the Bulrushes. Bert Polman

Jaroslav J. Vajda

1919 - 2008 Person Name: Jaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 Author of "When You Woke That Thursday Morning" in Lutheran Service Book Jaroslav J. Vajda (b. Lorain, Ohio, 1919; d. 2008) Born of Czechoslovakian parents, Vajda was educated at Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1944, he served congregations in Pennsylvania and Indiana until 1963. He was editor of the periodicals The Lutheran Beacon (1959-1963) and This Day (1963-1971) and book editor and developer for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis from 1971 until his retirement in 1986. Working mainly with hymn texts, Vajda served on several Lutheran commissions of worship. A writer of original poetry since his teens, he was the author of They Followed the King (1965) and Follow the King (1977). His translations from Slovak include Bloody Sonnets (1950), Slovak Christmas (1960), An Anthology of Slovak Literature (1977), and contributions to the Lutheran Worship Supplement (1969) and the Lutheran Book of Worship (1978). A collection of his hymn texts, carols, and hymn translations was issued as Now the Joyful Celebration (1987); its sequel is So Much to Sing About (1991). Vajda's hymns are included in many modern hymnals, and he was honored as a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada in 1988. Bert Polman


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