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God of Adam, God of Joseph

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Source: Gather Comprehensive #893
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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: God, you make us your companions
Title: God of Adam, God of Joseph
Author: Fred Kaan
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God of Adam, God of Joseph
Copyright: © 1989, Hope Publishing Co.

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STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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Gather (3rd ed.) #982

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Gather Comprehensive #893

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #870

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #361

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #326

RitualSong #960

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