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Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #736
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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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SINE NOMINE

Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) composed SINE NOMINE for this text and published it in the English Hymnal in 1906. Vaughan Williams wrote two harmonizations¬–one for unison stanzas and one for choral stanzas. The tune's title means "without name" and follows the Renaissance tradition of naming c…

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ROBINSON (René)


SARUM (Barnby)


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Worship and Rejoice #518
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Instances

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Chalice Hymnal #649TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #736TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #528TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #297Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #706TextPage Scan
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #775Text
Worship and Rejoice #518TextScoreAudioPage Scan



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