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When God Formed the Earth

When God formed the earth at the dawn of creation

Author: Harry R. Showalter (1972)
Tune: THE CREATION STORY
Published in 1 hymnal

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Author: Harry R. Showalter

Showalter, Harry R. (Cressman, Virginia, August 13, 1889--1992). Mennonite. He was from the Old Order horse and buggy church (Mennonite) in Virginia. He remembered the Sunday when the conservatives went to have services at the Bank meetinghouse and found someone had locked the doors. The group of people met under the trees and the ministers preached from the steps of the meetinghouse. The buggies of the older people were brought up close so that the older people could hear. Harry remembered leaning against a tree during the services. Harry was raised in the Harmonia Sacra tradition of music and singing schools. In Ohio the Old Order Pleasant View Mennonite (Wisler) Church, Columbiana, Ohio (Mahoning County), the young people would meet i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When God formed the earth at the dawn of creation
Title: When God Formed the Earth
Author: Harry R. Showalter (1972)
Meter: 12.11.12.11 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: Text copyright by Harry Showalter.

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #993

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