249. Because You Live, O Christ
||Alice Parker (1966)|
||188.8.131.52 with refrain|
||Dutch melody, 17th cent.|
||Harm. © 1969 Hope Publishing Company|
||(alternate harmonization, 244)|Text Information:
This New Zealand author’s text contains no familiar images of springtime to bolster its message, because Easter in the Southern Hemisphere comes in autumn. This hymn resulted both from her dissatisfaction with existing hymns and from her love of this exuberant Dutch tune.