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 >
GENEVAN 12 first appeared in the 1551 Genevan Psalter and has thus been attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), music editor for the 1551 edition. It is also known as DONNE SECOURS, the first two words of the French text for Psalm 12. The tune is included in many English-language hymnals because of i…
Display Title: We turn to youFirst Line: We turn to you, O God of ev'ry nationTune Title: HARDINGAuthor: Fred Kaan, b. 1929Meter: 11 10 11 10Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-13Date: 2000Subject: International relations | ; Temptation, Penitence and Forgiveness | ; The Serving Community |
Display Title: We turn to you, O God of every nationFirst Line: We turn to you, O God of every nationTune Title: HIGHWOODAuthor: Fred Kaan, 1929-2009Meter: 11 10 11 10Scripture: Genesis 11:9; Luke 21:5-19; Acts 2:4; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 6:6Date: 2011Subject: Justice and Peace |
Display Title: We Turn To YouFirst Line: We turn to you, O God of every nationTune Title: WELWYNAuthor: Fred KaanMeter: 11 10 11 10Date: 1996Subject: Church | Community in Christ; Commitment | ; Concern | ; Confession | ; Forgiveness from God | ; Installation Services | ; Justice | ; Peace (World) | ; Proper 20 | Year C; The Church in the World | Commitment: Peace and Justice; Weddings |