Pipe a Tune and Beat the Drum

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Pipe a tune and beat the drum,
play upon the horn!
Gladly now we welcome you,
child of God, new-born.

Little bud upon the tree,
new leaf on the vine,
God has made you one of us.
Water is the sign.

Precious child of God, we pray
you will learn and grow,
nurtured by the love and faith
we have come to know.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: Pipe a tune and beat the drum
Title: Pipe a Tune and Beat the Drum
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Source: The Song Lingers On


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