O God, Whose First Creative Word

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Author: Judith Fetter

This text was written by Judith Fetter in 1984 for the anniversary service of the United Church congregation of which her husband, Lawrence Fetter, was pastor. Hymnologist Paul Richardson states “This balladlike call to go to another culture, a summons to Sarah as well as to Abraham, anticipated by several years their acceptance of a ministry in Brazil.” The setting, THORNBURY, was written in 1898 by Basil Harwood, English organist and composer. --www.trinitystpauls.ca/ Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, whose first creative word
Title: O God, Whose First Creative Word
Author: Judith Fetter (1985)
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1985 J. A. Fetter


MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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