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Politeness is to do and say

Author: Unknown Appears in 1 hymnal Topics: For Younger Children General Used With Tune: BABYLON
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Don't Mix your Politics and Religion

Author: W. A. Williams Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Oh, brother, with your politics Refrain First Line: You wouldn't mix them? nor would I Topics: Temperance Used With Tune: [Oh, brother, with your politics]

The Challenge of Migration

Author: Andrew Pratt Meter: D Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Idyllic beaches break the waves Lyrics: For when our politics conspires to ... Topics: Disasters; Justice; War; Times of Crisis; Grief and Loss Used With Tune: KINGSFOLD


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[Oh, brother, with your politics]

Appears in 1 hymnal Composer and/or Arranger: W. A. Williams Incipit: 53234 53132 12432 Used With Text: Don't Mix your Politics and Religion

[Lord God of all the nations and these Caribbean lands]

Appears in 1 hymnal Composer and/or Arranger: Victor Job; Methalyn Job Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 51176 53122 34551 Used With Text: Lord God of All the Nations


Appears in 2 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 Tune Sources: Adapted from Chorale 5 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 56543 45256 52343 Used With Text: Politeness is to do and say


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Don't Mix your Politics and Religion

Author: W. A. Williams Hymnal: Silver Tones #58 (1892) First Line: Oh, brother, with your politics Refrain First Line: You wouldn't mix them? nor would I Topics: Temperance Languages: English Tune Title: [Oh, brother, with your politics]

Politeness is to do and say

Author: Unknown Hymnal: The Beacon Song and Service book #293 (1935) Topics: For Younger Children General Languages: English Tune Title: BABYLON

How do you do

Author: Jessie H. Brown Pounds Hymnal: Rainbow Songs #d113 (1916) First Line: This is the way that polite people say Refrain First Line: Children, be careful to do it just so Languages: English


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Person Name: Unknown Author of "Politeness is to do and say" in The Beacon Song and Service book In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750 Person Name: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 Composer of "BABYLON" in The Beacon Song and Service book Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach into a musical family and in a town steeped in Reformation history, he received early musical training from his father and older brother, and elementary education in the classical school Luther had earlier attended. Throughout his life he made extraordinary efforts to learn from other musicians. At 15 he walked to L√ľneburg to work as a chorister and study at the convent school of St. Michael. From there he walked 30 miles to Hamburg to hear Johann Reinken, and 60 miles to Celle to become familiar with French composition and performance traditions. Once he obtained a month's leave from his job to hear Buxtehude, but stayed nearly four months. He arranged compositions from Vivaldi and other Italian masters. His own compositions spanned almost every musical form then known (Opera was the notable exception). In his own time, Bach was highly regarded as organist and teacher, his compositions being circulated as models of contrapuntal technique. Four of his children achieved careers as composers; Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Chopin are only a few of the best known of the musicians that confessed a major debt to Bach's work in their own musical development. Mendelssohn began re-introducing Bach's music into the concert repertoire, where it has come to attract admiration and even veneration for its own sake. After 20 years of successful work in several posts, Bach became cantor of the Thomas-schule in Leipzig, and remained there for the remaining 27 years of his life, concentrating on church music for the Lutheran service: over 200 cantatas, four passion settings, a Mass, and hundreds of chorale settings, harmonizations, preludes, and arrangements. He edited the tunes for Schemelli's Musicalisches Gesangbuch, contributing 16 original tunes. His choral harmonizations remain a staple for studies of composition and harmony. Additional melodies from his works have been adapted as hymn tunes. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

William A. Williams

1854 - 1938 Person Name: W. A. Williams Author of "Don't Mix your Politics and Religion" in Silver Tones


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Prohibition Bells and Songs of the New Crusade

Publication Date: 1888 Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Publication Place: New York Editors: The Silver Lake Quartette; Funk & Wagnalls