David Beebe was born in Arkansas and was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 1959. He served churches in northern California and Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served as a college chaplain for six years and also worked with the United Church of Christ Stewardship Council for stewardship education.
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This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…