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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

All my being and all that I possess

Author: Samuel Paul

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Paraphraser: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All my being and all that I possess
Author: Samuel Paul
Paraphraser: Shirley Erena Murray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Lord Jesus, enfold me in your arms
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: Refrain © Samuel Paul.; © 1990 Shirley Erena Murray (New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Pacific-Rim Countries).; For all other territories © 1990 Hope Publishing Co.

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #571

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #571

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