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 >
LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…
Display Title: God! As with silent heartsFirst Line: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindTune Title: THE SUPREME SACRIFICEAuthor: Fred Kaan, b. 1929Meter: 10 10 10Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 19:42; Matthew 5:4Date: 2000Subject: Funerals | ; Healing | ; Remembrance |
Display Title: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindFirst Line: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindTune Title: SUPREME SACRIFICEAuthor: Fred Kaan, 1919-2009Meter: 10 10 10 10Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Luke 19:42; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 5:14Date: 2011Subject: Times and Seasons | ; Justice and Peace |
Display Title: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindFirst Line: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindTune Title: LAVENDONAuthor: Frederik Herman Kaan, 1929-Meter: 10.10.10.10Scripture: Ephesians 2:13-17; Hebrews 12:1-4; Isaiah 2:1-10; James 3:13-18; Luke 19:39-44; Matthew 5:3-10; Micah 4:2-4; Micah 5:2-5Date: 1999Subject: Consolation | ; Consummation in Christ | ; Intercession of the Church | ; Martyrs | ; Ministry of God's People | ; National Life | ; Our Love to Others | ; Peace of the World | ; Social Justice |
Display Title: God! As with Silent HeartsFirst Line: God! As with silent hearts we bring to mindTune Title: ST AGNES (LANGRAN)Author: Fred KaanMeter: 10 10 10 10Date: 1996Subject: The Church at Worship | Special Days, Seasons, Occasions: Remembrance; Nation | ; Remembrance Day |