Love is the greatest of the three

Author: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love is the greatest of the three
Author: Fred Pratt Green
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Publication Date: 1971
Copyright: Copyright 1971 by the Hymn Society of America

Tune

ST. MATTHEW (Croft)

ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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Instances

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Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d116
Seven New Hymns of Hope #3
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