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Author: Michael A. Perry
Initially studying mathematics and physics at Dulwich College, Michael A. Perry (b. Beckenham, Kent, England, 1942; d. England, 1996) was headed for a career in the sciences. However, after one year of study in physics at the University of London, he transferred to Oak Hill College to study theology. He also studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and received a M.Phil. from the University of Southhampton in 1973. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1966, Perry served the parish of St. Helen's in Liverpool as a youth worker and evangelist. From 1972 to 1981 he was the vicar of Bitterne in Southhampton and from 1981 to 1989, rector of Eversley in Hampshire and chaplain at the Police Staff College. He then became vicar of Tonbridge in Ke… Go to person page >
There are many texts for this tune, in both Welsh and English. In Welsh the theme is often more patriotic than seasonal (as in the words "Oer yw'r gwr sy'n methu caru"), but in English by far the commonest text is "Deck the Hall" (or "Halls").
Display Title: Come and hear the joyful singingFirst Line: Come and hear the joyful singingTune Title: NOS GALANAuthor: Michael Arnold Perry, 1942-1996Meter: 87 87 DDate: 2004Subject: Jesus Christ | His Birth
Display Title: Come and Hear the Joyful SingingFirst Line: Come and hear the joyful singingTune Title: JOYFUL SINGINGAuthor: Michael Perry, 1942-1996Meter: 188.8.131.52.D.Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 95:1; Psalm 90:17; Luke 2:13Date: 2003