A Place at the Table

For everyone born, a place at the table

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1996)
Published in 6 hymnals

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Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #769
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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: For everyone born, a place at the table
Title: A Place at the Table
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1996)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Place of Origin: Sweden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace;
Notes: Honorable mention in the search for hymns on justice sponsored by Alternatives for Simple Living and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.
Copyright: © 1998, Hope Publishing Co.

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Worship and Rejoice #617
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Instances

Instances (6)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #685Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #812Image
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #705
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #769TextImageAudio
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #2Text
Worship and Rejoice #617TextImageAudioScore