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In Parables the Lord doth shew

Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals Lyrics: 1 In Parables the Lord doth shew, What ... , We find here in this Parable. 2 The Church, a Vineyard ... Topics: Septuagesima Sunday Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16

Parable of the sower

Author: E. E. Hewitt Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: A sower went forth with precious seed Refrain First Line: Sowing, sowing, Scatter the seed both here and there

The Kingdom of God

Author: Bryn A. Rees, 1911-1983 Meter: Appears in 17 hymnals First Line: The Kingdom of God is justice and joy Topics: Parables Used With Tune: LAUDATE DOMINUM


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Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-1893 Meter: D Appears in 278 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33531 23335 31233 Used With Text: Come, You Thankful People, Come


Composer: John D. Horman Meter: with refrain Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Time Now to Gather Tune Key: C Major Used With Text: A Long-Lost Lamb


Composer: William Croft Meter: Appears in 174 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 51123 51271 23217 Used With Text: My People, Give Ear, Attend to My Word


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Come, You Thankful People, Come

Author: Henry Alford, 1810-1871 Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #481 (2012) Meter: D Lyrics: 1 Come, you thankful people, come; Raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin. God, our Maker, does provide For our wants to be supplied. Come to God's own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home. 2 All the ... Topics: Parables Scripture: Psalm 67:6-7 Tune Title: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR

In Parables the Lord doth shew

Hymnal: Church Hymn Book #XLV (1816) Meter: Lyrics: 1 In Parables the Lord doth shew, What ... , We find here in this Parable. 2 The Church, a Vineyard ... Topics: Septuagesima Sunday Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16

In parables the Lord doth show

Hymnal: Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #92 (1838) Topics: For the Gospels and Epistles Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16


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E. E. Hewitt

1851 - 1920 Author of "Parable of the sower" Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

Mary Nelson Keithahn

b. 1934 Author of "A Long-Lost Lamb" in Time Now to Gather 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

John D. Horman

b. 1946 Composer of "PARABLES" in Time Now to Gather


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