Rhodes, Sarah Betts, née Bradshaw, wife of a Sheffield merchant, wrote "God Who made the earth" (Sunday School Festival) for the Sheffield Sunday School Union Whitsuntide Festival, 1870. The tune also was by Mrs. Rhodes. The hymn is in several collections, including the Methodist Sunday School Hymnbook, 1879, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Translator: Pablo D. Sosa
Pablo Sosa (b. 1933 - d. 2020) grew up and was educated in Argentina, the U.S. (Westminster Choir College), and Germany. For years he pastored a large Methodist congregation in Buenos Aires, Argentina while composing songs, leading choirs, editing hymnals, producing religious broadcasts, and teaching liturgy and hymnology at a seminary.
Meanwhile, life in Argentina pushed him to question his assumptions about what’s best for congregational singing. During Argentina’s “dirty war,” two young women from his church were disappeared, possibly for working among the poor. As Catholic and Protestant churches hesitated whether to speak out, remain silent, or support the government, many people lost faith. Economic meltdown after the war… Go to person page >