Chosen and Sent by the Father

Author: Margaret Clarkson

Margaret Clarkson, whose rarely-used first name is Edith, was born in 1915 into, as Margaret herself described, “a loveless and unhappy marriage” which broke up when she was twelve. The memories of her childhood were of tension, fear, insecurity, and isolation. Margaret was born in Melville, Saskatchewan where she lived until her parents, Frederick and Ethel, and the family moved to Toronto when she was around age four. Throughout her life, she was plagued by pain; initially from migraines, accompanied by convulsive vomiting, and then arthritis—two ailments that accompanied her continually. In Destined for Glory, she related sadly that her mother told her that her first words were “my head hurts.” At age three Margaret, or Ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Chosen and sent by the Father before earth's creation
Title: Chosen and Sent by the Father
Author: Margaret Clarkson (1965)
Meter: Dactylic
Language: English
Copyright: © 1974 by Singspiration Music/ASCAP All rights reserved. Used by permission of Benson Music Group, Inc.


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Moravian Book of Worship #639