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How Sweet Was the Garden, Fertile and Fair

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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #29
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Author: Carl P. Daw

Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. Louisville, KY, 1944) is the son of a Baptist minister. He holds a PhD degree in English (University of Virginia) and taught English from 1970-1979 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. As an Episcopal priest (MDiv, 1981, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesee) he served several congregations in Virginia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. From 1996-2009 he served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Carl Daw began to write hymns as a consultant member of the Text committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his many texts often appeared first in several small collections, including A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990); To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New… Go to person page >

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First Line: How sweet was the garden, fertile and fair
Title: How Sweet Was the Garden, Fertile and Fair
Author: Carl P. Daw
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996 Hope Publishing Company

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