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Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ

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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #830

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: Let us talents and tongues employ
Title: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
Author: Fred Kaan (1975)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again
Copyright: © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company



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