Take My Gifts

Take my gifts and let me love you

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1988)
Tune: TALAVERA TERRACE
Published in 4 hymnals

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Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #670
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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take my gifts and let me love you
Title: Take My Gifts
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1988)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Co.

Tune

TALAVERA TERRACE


MADILL

Aubrey Lee Butler (b. Noble, OK, 1933) composed MADILL to accompany Milburn Price's text "Stir Thy Church, 0 God, Our Father." Butler named the tune after Madill, Oklahoma, where he served as a minister of music at the First Baptist Church. MADILL first appeared in a pamphlet, New Hymns for This Day…

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Alleluia Aotearoa #127

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #670

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Chalice Hymnal #381

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The New Century Hymnal #562

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