1 Down to earth, as a dove,
Came to light holy love:
Jesus Christ from above
Bringing great salvation
Meant for every nation.
Let us sing, sing, sing,
Dance and spring, spring, spring,
Christ is here, Ever near!
Gloria in excelsis.
2 This is love come to light,
Now is fear put to flight.
God defeats darkest night,
Giving for our sorrows
Hope of new tomorrows.
3 Christ the Lord comes to feed
Hungry people in need;
In the house there is bread:
Jesus in a stable,
In the church a table.
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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 >
Display Title: Down to EarthFirst Line: Down to earth as a doveTune Title: PERSONENT HODIEAuthor: Fred KaanMeter: 666.66 w. refrainDate: 1995Subject: God Known in Jesus Christ | Birth; Christian Year: Christmas | ; Jesus Christ | ; Jesus Christ: Birth | ; Lord's Supper |
Display Title: Down to Earth as a DoveFirst Line: Down to earth as a doveTune Title: PERSONENT HODIEAuthor: Fred Kaan, b. 1929Date: 1979Subject: Hope | ; Jesus Christ - Birth | ; Jesus Christ - Resurrection | ; Praise, Thanksgiving | ; Social Concerns |
Display Title: Down to Earth, as a DoveFirst Line: Down to earth, as a doveTune Title: THEODORIC (PERSONENT HODIE)Author: Fred KaanMeter: 6 6 6 6 6 with refrainDate: 1996Subject: The Christian Year | Christmas; Choruses and Refrains | ; Christian Year | Christmas; Jesus Christ | Birth and Infancy; Last Supper | ; Manna, Bread of Life | ; Music and Singing | ; Nation | ; Salvation | ; Christmas Day 1 | Year A; Christmas 1 | Year A; Baptism of Jesus | Year A; Advent 1 | Year B
Display Title: Down to Earth, as a DoveFirst Line: Down to earth, as a doveTune Title: PERSONENT HODIEAuthor: Fred Kaan, 1929-Meter: 126.96.36.199.6.Ref.Scripture: Revelation 5:9-10; John 3:16; Genesis 12:2-3Date: 2008