Jesus, Life of All the World

Jesus, life of all the world

Author: Margaret Clarkson (1983)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Source: Moravian Book of Worship #363
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Author: Margaret Clarkson

Margaret Clarkson, whose rarely-used first name is Edith, was born in 1915 into, as Margaret herself described, “a loveless and unhappy marriage” which broke up when she was twelve. The memories of her childhood were of tension, fear, insecurity, and isolation. Margaret was born in Melville, Saskatchewan where she lived until her parents, Frederick and Ethel, and the family moved to Toronto when she was around age four. Throughout her life, she was plagued by pain; initially from migraines, accompanied by convulsive vomiting, and then arthritis—two ailments that accompanied her continually. In Destined for Glory, she related sadly that her mother told her that her first words were “my head hurts.” At age three Margaret, or Ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, life of all the world
Title: Jesus, Life of All the World
Author: Margaret Clarkson (1983)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Copyright: © 1983 by Hymn Society. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Hope Publishing Company.




First published in Johann Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653) without attribution, JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT was credited to Crüger (PHH 42) in the 1668 edition of that hymnal. (The later isorhythmic RATISBON is related to this tune; see 34.) JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT is named for its association w…

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