They'll Know We Are Christians

Author: Peter Scholtes

Peter Scholtes (1938–2009) Peter was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Oak Park, where he attended Ascension School and Fenwick High School before studying at Quigley and St. Mary of the Lake-Mundelein seminaries. He earned his Masters in Adult Education and Organization Development at Boston University. Peter wrote the hymn "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" while he was a parish priest at St. Brendan's on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. At the time, he was leading a youth choir out of the church basement and was looking for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events. When he couldn't find such a song, he wrote the now-famous hymn in a single day. His experiences at St. Brendan's, a… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #272
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #728
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #94
Sing Joyfully #119
Sing the Faith #2223
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #256Audio
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #466
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #300Text InfoAudio
The Faith We Sing #2223
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #385
Chalice Hymnal #494
Gather Comprehensive #735
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #495
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #669
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #136
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #429
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #284
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #257
Gather (3rd ed.) #835
Worship and Rejoice #595
Scripture Song Database #3595
Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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