The Hands That First Held Mary's Child

Author: Thomas H. Troeger

Professor Thomas H. Troeger is ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and as a minister in the Presbyterian Church. He has written 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship. He studied at Yale University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Dickinson College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is also a poet whose work appears in many hymnals. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The hands that first held Mary's child
Title: The Hands That First Held Mary's Child
Author: Thomas H. Troeger (1985)
Language: English
Notes: Poem; suggested tune: KINGSFOLD
Copyright: © 1985 Oxford University Press

Tune

KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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