Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!

Author: Brian Dill

Dr. Brian Kenneth Dill (born February 19, 1949) is a Presbyterian minister perhaps best known as author of the 1989 bicentennial hymn for the Presbyterian Church (USA), "Come Sing, O Church, In Joy!." The music for the hymn was originally composed by John Darwall. Dr. Dill also wrote "Reach Out with Justice, O People of God" for the Presbyterian Church (USA) Social Justice and Peacemaking Ministry Unit. Dr. Dill earned his Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is currently an Associate Pastor in Lakeland, Florida. Go to person page >

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First Line: Come sing, O church, in joy!
Title: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
Author: Brian Dill (1988)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1989 Brian Dill. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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