We Give God Thanks for Those Who Knew

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Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #318

Author: Michael A. Perry

Initially studying mathematics and physics at Dulwich College, Michael A. Perry (b. Beckenham, Kent, England, 1942; d. England, 1996) was headed for a career in the sciences. However, after one year of study in physics at the University of London, he transferred to Oak Hill College to study theology. He also studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and received a M.Phil. from the University of Southhampton in 1973. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1966, Perry served the parish of St. Helen's in Liverpool as a youth worker and evangelist. From 1972 to 1981 he was the vicar of Bitterne in Southhampton and from 1981 to 1989, rector of Eversley in Hampshire and chaplain at the Police Staff College. He then became vicar of Tonbridge in Ke… Go to person page >

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First Line: We give God thanks for those who knew
Title: We Give God Thanks for Those Who Knew
Author: Michael A. Perry
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © Mrs. B. Perry / Jubilate Hymns (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)

Tune

MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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Ancient and Modern #523

Church Family Worship #453

Text

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #318

Scripture Song Database #3837

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #368

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