God! When Human Bonds Are Broken

God! When human bonds are broken

Author: Fred Kaan
Tune: MERTON (Monk)
Published in 9 hymnals

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Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #603
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Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >



William H. Monk (b. Brompton, London, England, 1823; d. London, 1889) composed MERTON and published it in The Parish Choir (1850). The tune has been associated with this text since the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. The tune's title is thought to refer to Walter de Merton, founder of Mert…

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LAUS DEO (Redhead)



Worship and Rejoice #416
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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #239
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #603TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #398TextPage Scan
Scripture Song Database #1235
Singing the Faith #649
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #364
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #683
With One Voice #735TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #416TextScoreAudio