To Abraham and Sarah

Author: Judith Fetter

This text was written by Judith Fetter in 1984 for the anniversary service of the United Church congregation of which her husband, Lawrence Fetter, was pastor. Hymnologist Paul Richardson states “This balladlike call to go to another culture, a summons to Sarah as well as to Abraham, anticipated by several years their acceptance of a ministry in Brazil.” The setting, THORNBURY, was written in 1898 by Basil Harwood, English organist and composer. --www.trinitystpauls.ca/ Go to person page >

Tune

LLANFYLLIN


THORNBURY


NYLAND

NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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Timeline

Instances

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Catholic Book of Worship III #519

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #251

Common Praise (1998) #468

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Glory to God #51

Lift Up Your Hearts #40

Voices United #634

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