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Author: Fred Kaan
Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens.
Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >
The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…
Display Title: Tomorrow Christ Is ComingFirst Line: Tomorrow Christ is comingTune Title: PASSION CHORALEAuthor: Fred Kaan, 1929-2009Meter: 7 6 7 6 DDate: 2018Subject: The Celebration of the Gospel Story | Advent; Christian Year | Advent (First)
Display Title: Tomorrow Christ is comingFirst Line: Tomorrow Christ is comingTune Title: LITTLE BADDOWAuthor: Fred KaanMeter: 7 6 7 6 DDate: 1996Subject: The Christian Year | Advent; Birth | ; Christian Year | Advent; Concern | ; Feast | ; God | Images; God | Justice (Judgment); Hunger | ; Jesus Christ | Incarnation; Peace (World) | ; Poverty | ; Purpose | ; Sowing and Reaping | ; Advent 4 | Year A