Break not the circle of enabling love

Break not the circle of enabling love

Author: Fred Kaan
CCLI Number: 3342640
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Break not the circle of enabling love
where people grow, forgiven and forgiving;
break not that circle - make it wider still,
till it includes, embraces all the living.

2 Come, wonder at this love that comes to life,
where words of freedom are with humour spoken
and people keep no score of wrong and guilt,
but will that human bonds remain unbroken.

3 Sing high! Give thanks for all who came and come
to teach the world the craft of hopeful craving
for peace and wholeness that will fill the earth,
for faith that stirs us to creative living.

4 Join then the movement of the love that frees,
till people of whatever race or nation
will truly be themselves, stand on their feet,
see eye to eye with laughter and elation.

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Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Break not the circle of enabling love
Author: Fred Kaan
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1975 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. Admin. Hope Publishing Company



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Catholic Book of Worship III #524

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #206

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #206


Singing the Living Tradition #323

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