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We Would Be Building

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Author: Purd E. Deitz

Born: Oc­to­ber 22, 1897, York, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: After 1968. Son of Har­ry Will­iam and Ada Ger­trude Gil­bert Dietz, Purd sang as a boy in the choir at St. James Epis­co­pal Church in York, and lat­er in York’s St. James Epis­co­pal Church. At col­lege, he be­longed to both the col­lege choir and glee club. He was ed­u­cat­ed at Ur­sin­us Col­lege, Col­lege­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia (AB 1918, DD 1937); Cen­tral The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­ary, Day­ton, Ohio; and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh (a year of grad­u­ate study around 1940). Ordained in 1921, Dietz mar­ried Thisbe Eliz­a­beth Schultz that same year. He served at the Fourth Re­formed Church in Day­ton, Ohio, for four years, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: We would be building, temples still undone
Title: We Would Be Building
Author: Purd E. Deitz
Language: English
Copyright: © Estate of Purd E. Deitz



In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #482

The New Century Hymnal #607

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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