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God Made the Tiny Freckled Fish

God made the tiny freckled fish

Author: Carol Christopher Drake
Tune: SHERBURNE (51234)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 God made the tiny freckled fish
Who dart like raindrops through the seas,
God made the slow enormous whale
Who dives down deep on stormy days;

2 God made giraffes with long, long necks,
Fireflies and leopards strange and fierce,
The fury, lurching bears and more.
God made the stout rhinoceros.

3 For peacock, monkey, elephant,
The known or strange, but most of all
For making us who see such beasts,
Thanks boe to God for giving all.

Source: Sing for Joy: a songbook for young children #84

Author: Carol Christopher Drake

From the newsletter of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley, California: "Many of you asked about the communion hymn we sang last Sunday, Hymn 69. 'What is the crying at Jordan?' was written in the 1950s by Carol Christopher Drake, a former member of St. Mark’s Choir. Carol also wrote the parish centennial hymn 'Gather us in, God make us One.' [Hymn 69] voices a response to John the Baptist’s 'crying in the wilderness,' of his demand that people change their lives in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. She wrote this text specifically for the present tune, St. Mark’s, Berkeley, which in her words 'evoked a sense of mystery and awe.' The tune’s first American use was in the children’s songbook 'Sing for Joy,' co… Go to person page >

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First Line: God made the tiny freckled fish
Title: God Made the Tiny Freckled Fish
Author: Carol Christopher Drake


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Sing for Joy #84

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