Bless Now Your Chosen Ones

Author: Miriam Drury

Miriam Drury (1900-1985) was a native of California and lived there most of her life. Her husband was a faculty member at San Francisco Theological Seminary. After retirement, she lived in Monte Vista Presbyterian Retirement Home, Pasadena, California. Her hymn "Walk Tall, Christian" was also included in The Worshipbook (1970). Drury composed many complete hymns (words and music), anthems, and poems for both children and adults. She was an award-winning composer for the Hymn Society of America and a number of her hymns were published by the society. The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion 1993… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless now your chosen ones
Title: Bless Now Your Chosen Ones
Author: Miriam Drury (alt.)
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Notes: TUNE: DIADEMATA, TERRA BEATA or TAYLOR HALL
Copyright: © 1966 The Hymn Society; Copyright 1966 by the Hymn Society of America

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TERRA BEATA

TERRA BEATA was originally a traditional English folk tune, a variant of which, entitled RUSPER, appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906. Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school h…

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