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The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve

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 Spirit sends us forth to serve
Title: The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve
Author: Delores Dufner
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 1993 Delores Dufner, OSB, admin. OCP Publications

Tune

AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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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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RICHMOND (Haweis)

RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #520

Audio

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #551

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #835

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #817

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #871

Scripture Song Database #3491

Sing the Faith #2241

The Faith We Sing #2241

With One Voice #723

Worship (4th ed.) #787

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