Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics 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 hymn… Go to person page >
VRUCHTEN is originally a seventeenth-century Dutch folk tune for the love song "De liefde Voortgebracht." It became a hymn tune in Joachim Oudaen's David' s Psalmen (1685) as a setting for "Hoe groot de vruchten zijn."
The tune is distinguished by the melismas that mark the end of stanza lines and b…
Display Title: Because You Live, O ChristFirst Line: Because you live, O ChristTune Title: VRUECHTENAuthor: Shirley Erena MurrayMeter: 220.127.116.11 with refrainScripture: Isaiah 35:1-2; Matthew 28:1-5; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-2; John 20:1-18Date: 2013Subject: Christian Year | Easter; Christian Year | Easter Vigil; Christian Year | Resurrection/Easter; Gift of the Holy Spirit | ; Hope | ; Jesus Christ | Resurrection
Display Title: Because You Live, O ChristFirst Line: Because you live, O ChristTune Title: VRUECHTENAuthor: Shirley Erena MurrayMeter: 6 11 6 11 with refrainDate: 1996Subject: Adoration and Praise | ; Choruses and Refrains | ; Christian Year | Easter; Hope | ; Jesus Christ | Love of; Jesus Christ | Resurrection; Peace (World) | ; Prisoner(s) | ; The Christian Year | Easter