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Tell Your Children

God the Father, God of glory

Author: Grace Hawthorne (1980, alt.)
Tune: TELL YOUR CHILDREN
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Author: Grace Hawthorne

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Text Information

First Line: God the Father, God of glory
Title: Tell Your Children
Author: Grace Hawthorne (1980, alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Parents, tell your children
Copyright: Text and music © 1980, Lillenas Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission

Notes

J. Grace Hawthorne (b. Salem, N], 1946) wrote this text based on the main theme of the Hebrew acrostic hymn, Psalm 145: all peoples should praise God for his mighty acts, which testify to his compassion and his great power. This hymn thus becomes our cheer leading song as we “Glorify the living Lord above [and] magnify his holy name.”

Hawthorne is a freelance writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. Educated as a journalist at Louisiana State University, she has also worked as a newspaper writer and as an editor in the book division of Time , Inc. Her publications include hymn texts and lyrics for opera and children's musicals, including It's Cool in the Furnace (1973).

Liturgical Use:
After infant baptism; profession of faith by young people; family life services; beginning of church school seasons and Vacation Bible School.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

TELL YOUR CHILDREN

Thomas E. Fettke (b. Bronx, New York City, 1941), a senior editor for Word Inc., composed TELL YOUR CHILDREN for this text. The hymn was published in Lord, We Believe (1980). Educated at Oakland City College and California State University, Hayward, Fettke has taught in several public and Christian…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #314Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #588Text InfoTune InfoAudio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #706



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