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.
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TERRA BEATA was originally a traditional English folk tune, a variant of which, entitled RUSPER, appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906. Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school h…
Display Title: The Moon with Borrowed LightFirst Line: The moon with borrowed lightTune Title: TERRA BEATAAuthor: Thomas H. Troeger, b. 1945Meter: SMDDate: 2011Subject: Nativity of John the Baptist | ; Advent III | B
Display Title: The Moon with Borrowed LightFirst Line: [The Moon with Borrowed Light]Author: Thomas H. TroegerScripture: John 1:28; John 1:9Date: 2008Source: New Hymns for the Lectionary (Oxford University Press, 1986)