Composer: William Jensen Reynolds

William J. Reynolds, church musician, composer, arranger, editor, hymnologist and distinguished professor emeritus of church music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died March 28. He was 88. Born April 2, 1920, in Atlantic, Iowa, Reynolds was the nephew of I.E. Reynolds, a pioneer in Gospel music at Southwestern Seminary for 30 years. I.E. Reynolds established systematic training of church musicians at the seminary in 1915 and William J. Reynolds followed in his uncle's footsteps. Among Reynolds' hundreds of compositions and arrangements, most Southern Baptists would be familiar with "Share His Love" and "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus." "Dr. Reynolds has the wonderful reputation of being a complete and multifaceted chu… Go to person page >

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Composer: William Jensen Reynolds (1975)
Incipit: 55356 13321 165


We would see Jesus, lo, his star is shining

We would see Jesus; lo! His star is shining
Above the stable while the angels sing;
There in a manger on the hay reclining;
Haste, let us lay our gifts before the King.

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Thy love, O God, has all mankind created

¬°Eres del mundo, Cristo, la esperanza!


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #98

Community of Christ Sings #35

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #163

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #218

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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