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Now thank we God for bodies strong

Author: Derwyn Dixon Jones

Jones, Derwyn Dixon. (Chatham, Ontario, August 5, 1925-- ). Anglican. University of Western Ontario (London), B.A.; Huron College, L.Th., 1946. Pastorates at Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1946-1948; (all in Ontario) Windsor, 1948-1949, 1958-1966; Kitchener, 1949-1952; Sarnia, 1955-1958; Brockville, 1966-1969; London, 1952-1955, 1969-?, serving also as precentor of St. Paul's Cathedral there. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Now thank we God for bodies strong
Author: Derwyn Dixon Jones



Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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