In Labor All Creation Groans

Author: Delores Dufner

Benedictine Sister Delores Dufner is one of the best-known hymn writers in the church today. More than 20 different publishers in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia have included her texts in their hymnals and hymn collections. The popular hymn anthology, Sing a New Church, contains her distinctive, beautifully crafted texts set to familiar hymn tunes. Sister Delores frequently receives commissions to write hymn texts for special occasions and needs. In 1994 she completed a commission for the libretto, Choose Life (Uvacharta Bachayim), an opera/oratorio in commemoration of the Jewish holocaust, with music by Mona Lyn Reese. In 1996 she was one of five winners in an international English-language hymn competition to update Mary's… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In labor all creation groans
Title: In Labor All Creation Groans
Author: Delores Dufner
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1992, 1993, The Sisters of St. Benedict, admin. OCP Publications

Tune

DETROIT (Bradshaw)


MORNING SONG (Dare)

MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted referen…

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Instances

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Scripture Song Database #1785
Sing! A New Creation #270Audio
Singing the Faith #704



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