Born: August 26, 1934, Visalia, California.
Avery attended the University of Redlands, California (BA) and Union Theological Seminary, New York City (MDiv). He served as pastor of the first Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, New York, from 1960 to at least 1979. He wrote over 100 hymns.
Come as a Child
Do to Others
Hey, Hey, Anybody Listening?
Hosanna, Hallelujah, Sing We Loud and Clear
O How Blest Are the Poor in Spirit
There Is One God!
We Are the Church
Music: POST JERVIS
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Author: Donald S. Marsh
Donald S. Marsh (1923-2010) spent his childhood in Asia and then received Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, art and drama from the University of Houston. For 17 years he was involved in the theater, concert and TV world of New York City - as actor, choreographer and teacher. For three decades he served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, directing over 75 plays and musicals, and conducting three choirs. He was an ordained Presbyterian elder. With his colleague, Richard Avery, they have seen over 150 of their songs published in various songbooks and hymnals. These hymns are represented for the world by The Hope Publishing Company. Don spent his retirement in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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