For the Healing of the Nations

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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #289

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 >




Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Instances (1 - 34 of 34)

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #635

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


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: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #427

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #186a

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #186b

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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 to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #346

Hymnal: A Worship Book #367

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #361

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #402

Hymns from the Four Winds: A Collection of Asian American Hymns #54

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #452

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #139


Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #289


Moravian Book of Worship #685

Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #26

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #261

Singing the Faith #696

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #724

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The New Century Hymnal #576

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The United Methodist Hymnal #428


Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #678

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Worship (3rd ed.) #643


Worship (4th ed.) #798

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Worship and Rejoice #621

Worship Together #683

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