Gilbert Kearnie Keegan
Born: January 31, 1907, Bunkie, Louisiana.
Died: September 13, 1960, St. Louis, Missouri. He died just after boarding a plane to Hawaii.
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Tennessee.
Keegan was a graduate of Northwestern State College, Natchitoches, Louisiana (BA 1927), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (ThM 1933). He pastored at the First Baptist Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana (1932-35); Emmanuel Church, Alexandria, Louisiana (1937-41); First Baptist Church, Longview, Texas (1941-45); and Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California (1945-50). In 1945, Howard Payne College awarded him an honorary doctor’s degree. He was for many years a Baptist youth l… Go to person page >
Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns."
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Display Title: Teach Me, O Lord, I PrayFirst Line: Teach me, O Lord, I prayTune Title: DIADEMATAAuthor: G. Kearnie KeeganMeter: SMDDate: 2010Subject: The Church on Mission | Daily Life; Christian Education | ; Daily Life | ; Service |