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Seek the Welfare of the City

Seek the welfare of the city

Author: Norman Goreham (2011)
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Norman Goreham

Norman J Goreham is a presbyter in the Methodist Church of New Zealand. Born and educated in England, he developed a love of Christian hymns as a boy during the Second World War, when, his mother, a devout woman, would sing hymns to her family during air raids to keep everyone’s spirits up. However he did not start writing hymn texts himself until he retired. Ordained in 1958, he served in England, West Africa and the United States of America before taking up residence in New Zealand in 1976. He holds honors degrees in theology from two British universities, is married and has two adult children and two adult grandchildren. He was the winner of the 1977 contest for a hymn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Association of Presb… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Seek the welfare of the city
Title: Seek the Welfare of the City
Author: Norman Goreham (2011)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: This hymn text was a co-winning entry in the 2011 Hymn Contest of Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; Tune: EBENEZER, Voices United 694 or NETTLETON, Voice United 559
Copyright: © Norman J. Goreham (norman.goreham@gmail.com). Used by permission



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