Farquharson, Walter Henry. (Rosetown, Saskatchewan, May 30, 1936- ). United Church. University of Saskatchewan, B.A., 1957; B.D., 1961 (St. Andrew's College). His single pastorate (1961- ) has been a "tentmaker" ministry" at Saltcoats, Sask., which he combined with teaching English in the town's high school, and which he has from time to time shared with other clergy, notably Margaret Joyce Dickin. Many of his hymns have been set to music by Ron Klusmeier.
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The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions.
From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976):
"Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…
Display Title: Would You Bless Our Homes and FamiliesFirst Line: Would You bless our homes and familiesTune Title: NETTLETONAuthor: Walter H. FarquharsonMeter: 188.8.131.52 DDate: 2010Subject: The Church on Mission | Justice; Daily Life | ; Home and Family |
Display Title: Would You Bless Our HomesFirst Line: Would you bless our homes and familiesTune Title: ALL THE WAYAuthor: Walter Farquharson, 1936 -Scripture: Luke 2:51-52; Ephesians 3:14-19Date: 1982Subject: Commitment | ; Community | ; Courage | ; Family | ; Gathering | ; Guidance | ; Kingdom Of God | ; Love | ; Service | ; Stewardship | ; Teacher and Teaching | ; Trust |
Display Title: Would You Bless Our Homes and FamiliesFirst Line: Would you bless our homes and familiesTune Title: AITKINAuthor: Walter FarquharsonMeter: 8 7 8 7 DDate: 1996Subject: The Church at Worship | Special Days, Seasons, Occasions: Home and Families; Family | ; Weddings | ; Proper 19 | Year A; Proper 5 | Year B; Proper 22 | Year B; Advent 4 | Year C