Here is the place, now is the time

Here is the place, now is the time

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Here is the place, now is the time:
an inner voice has bid me come;
here in the company where Christ is known,
he claims my life, he speaks my name.

2 Here I declare a seed of faith,
a will to learn, a gleam of truth,
and ask for singleness of heart to speak
what God has put into my mouth.

3 I seek the real and face the cost,
I give away my lack of trust,
in joyful hope I take the Spirit's lead;
I go with all who follow Christ.

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here is the place, now is the time
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1996 Hope Publishing Company



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #678


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #678

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