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How Long Will You Forget Me

How long will you forget me, Lord, And hide your face away?

Author: Christopher M. Idle
Tune: MARTYRDOM (Wilson)
Published in 5 hymnals

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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #410
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Author: Christopher M. Idle

Christopher Idle. Born at Bromley, Kent. 11 September 1938. Educated at Eltham College, after which he worked in an office, a shop and a hospital. Studied English at Saint Peter's College, Oxford (BA 1962) and Theology at Clifton Theological College, Bristol. Married Marjorie Rycroft, who was then nursing, in 1963; they have four married sons and (to date) seven grandchildren. Ordained 1965, serving Church of England parishes at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Peckham, South East London; Poplar and Limehouse, East London; and North Hartismere, Suffolk, which comprised seven villages. He and Marjorie returned to Peckham in 1995; from then until 2003 he worked with local schools and churches (Anglican and Baptist), as well as writing and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How long will you forget me, Lord, And hide your face away?
Title: How Long Will You Forget Me
Author: Christopher M. Idle
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Copyright: © 1990 The Jubilate Group, admin. Hope Publishing Company

Tune

MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Family Worship #222
Complete Mission Praise #848
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #410TextAudio
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #13BTextAudio
Scripture Song Database #1549



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