All my being and all that I possess

Author: Samuel Paul

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Paraphraser: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… 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

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