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Author: Mary Ellen Jackson
Mary Ellen Jackson is the Director of Religious Education at the First Presbyterian Church, Anderson, South Carolina. She obtained her M.R.E. degree from the Assembly's Training School, Richmond, Virginia, in 1953; and her A.B. from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1947. She was born in Florence, South Carolina, where she attended the public schools. She taught English and Dramatics in Jenkins Junior High School, Spartanburg, South Carolina; and from time to time has written articles on religious education for various religious periodicals.
--Two More New Hymns for Youth by Youth , 1956. Used by permission.. Go to person page >
Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns."
The tune is lively an…