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Here We Gather as God's People

Author: Daniel B. Merrick

Merrick Daniel B. (Bloomington, Illinois, April 29, 1926--November 11, 2004). Married Dagmar Gustafson in 1952 while a student at Phillips Theological Seminary (A.B., 1948; B.D., 1954); three children. Served churches in Sandoval, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama Canal Zone; Peoria, Illinois; and Havana, Ill. Won his first hymn writing contest in the mid-1950s. The hymn "O God whose Love Compels Us" was a winning entry for a theme hymn for the American Baptist convention in 1967. Edited the Chalice Hymnal for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). --DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Here we gather as God's People
Title: Here We Gather as God's People
Author: Daniel B. Merrick (1991)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Words © 1995 Chalice Press

Tune

NETTLETON

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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Chalice Hymnal #294

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