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Author: 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 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 >
Display Title: Child of joy and peace (Hunger Carol)First Line: Child of joy and peaceTune Title: SMOKEY MOUNTAINAuthor: Shirley Erena MurrayDate: 2000Subject: Advent | ; Christmas | ; Hunger | ; Incarnation | ; Ministry with the poor |
Display Title: Child of joy and peaceFirst Line: Child of joy and peaceTune Title: CHILD OF JOYAuthor: Shirley Erena Murray, b. 1931Meter: 55 88 55Scripture: Matthew 1:18-26; Matthew 2:1-12; Matthew 18:1-5; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:1-20; Luke 9:46-48; Luke 18:15-17; Hebrews 13:3Date: 2011Subject: The Incarnate Christ: Christmas |
Display Title: Hunger CarolFirst Line: Child of joy and peaceTune Title: SMOKEY MOUNTAINAuthor: Shirley MurrayScripture: Luke 2:1-7; Luke 4:16-21Date: 2000Subject: Incarnation | ; Love | ; Poverty and Hunger | ; The Christian Year | Christmas