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Now A Mighty Tree Has Fallen (Song for Nelson Mandela)

Now a mighty tree has fallen

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
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Source: New Hymns of Hope #165
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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now a mighty tree has fallen
Title: Now A Mighty Tree Has Fallen (Song for Nelson Mandela)
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Give Mandela every honor
Copyright: © 2013 Hope Publishing Company

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