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The Reign of God

Author: Delores Dufner

Delores Dufner is a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, with Master's Degrees in Liturgical Music and Liturgical Studies. She is currently a member and a Fellow of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, the National Pastoral Musicians (NPM), the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Monastic Worship Forum. Delores is a writer of liturgical, scripturally based hymn and song texts which have a broad ecumenical appeal and are contracted or licensed by 34 publishers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and China. She has received more than 50 commissions to write texts for special occasions or needs and has published over 200 hymns, many of which h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The reign of God, like farmer's field
Title: The Reign of God
Author: Delores Dufner
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 1995, 2003, GIA Publications, Inc.

Tune

MCKEE

MC KEE has an interesting history. According to a letter from Charles V. Stanford (PHH 512) to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (who arranged the tune for piano in his Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, 1905), MC KEE was originally an Irish tune taken to the United States and adapted by African American slaves. It…

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LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #343

Gather (3rd ed.) #738

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #641

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #343

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #603

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #841

Scripture Song Database #3450

Worship (4th ed.) #722

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