Creative God, You Spread the Earth

Author: Ruth Duck

Ruth C. (Carolyn) Duck is Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Duck received her ThD in Theology and Liturgy from Boston University School of Theology in 1989. Her primary research interests include baptism, liturgical healing, liturgy and culture, and feminist study of liturgy. She was the President of the North American Academy of Liturgy in 2007 and served on the Academy Committee, 2006-2009. Her current project is a textbook on worship, Worship for the Whole People of God (to be published by Westminster Knox, forthcoming).  Go to person page >

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First Line: Creative God, you spread the earth
Title: Creative God, You Spread the Earth
Author: Ruth Duck (1991)
Meter: D
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Words © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc.



Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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