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For the Healing of the Nations

For the healing of the nations

Author: Fred Kaan (1965)
Published in 58 hymnals

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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 >

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First Line: For the healing of the nations
Title: For the Healing of the Nations
Author: Fred Kaan (1965)
Place of Origin: England
Language: English
Copyright: © 1968, Hope Publishing Co.



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The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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Ancient and Modern #635

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #198

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #445

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Catholic Book of Worship III #503

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #698

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Chalice Hymnal #668

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #496

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #706

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Common Praise (1998) #576

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Common Praise #427

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Community of Christ Sings #297

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #186a

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #186b

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CPWI Hymnal #308

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Gather (3rd ed.) #803

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Gather Comprehensive #719

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #712

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Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #517

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Glory to God #346

Hymnal #367

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #361

Hymns and Psalms #402


Hymns from the Four Winds #54

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #706

Hymns of the Saints #452

Hymns Old and New #139

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #866

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #844


Lift Up Your Hearts #289


Moravian Book of Worship #685

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New Wine In Old Wineskins #15

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One in Faith #877

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #898

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RitualSong #823

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Sing and Rejoice! #26

Sing Glory #261

Singing the Faith #696

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #391

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The Book of Praise #736

The Covenant Hymnal #724


The Cyber Hymnal #14461

The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #617

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The New Century Hymnal #576

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The United Methodist Hymnal #428

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Voices Together #705


Voices United #678

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Worship (3rd ed.) #643

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Worship (4th ed.) #798

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Worship and Rejoice #621

Worship Together #683

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