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The Grace of Life Is Theirs

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Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #349

Author: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The grace of life is theirs
Title: The Grace of Life Is Theirs
Author: Fred Pratt Green (1970)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1970 by Hope Publishing Company

Tune

LOVE UNKNOWN

John Ireland (b. Bowdon, Cheshire, England, 1879; d. Rock Mill, Washington, Sussex, England, 1962) composed LOVE UNKNOWN in 1918 for the text "My song is love unknown"; the tune was first published in The Public School Hymn Book of 1919. A letter in the London Daily Telegraph of April 5, 1950, claim…

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DARWALL

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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RHOSYMEDRE

John David Edwards (b. Penderlwyngoch, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1805; d. Llanddoget, Denbighshire, North Wales, 1885) was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and ordained an Anglican priest in 1833. He served parishes in Rhosymedre and Llanddoget and published a collection of hymn tunes, Origin…

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Timeline

Instances

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Ancient and Modern #349

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #526

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #698

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Common Praise #344

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #698

The Book of Praise #599

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #583

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #534

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