Song of Mary

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5 Already in God's mind
that city riseth fair;
its splendor challenges
the souls that dare;
bids us seize all of life
and build it there.

Source: The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #242

Paraphraser: Miriam Therese Winter

Miriam Therese (M.T.) Winter discovered the magic of words and music as a child. She wrote her first poem when she was just six and a year later began to learn the piano. Her love of music followed her when, many years later, Winter joined the Medical Mission Sisters in Philadelphia, ready to begin her dream of traveling to developing nations and providing much needed medical care. During her travels, she developed a new dream, that of spreading care and love through song rather than medicine, and she continues to transform the world. Gloria Winter was born in Passaic, N.J., in 1938. After her high school graduation in 1955, Winter entered the Medical Mission religious community. When taking her vows, she received not only her habit, ro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul gives glory to my God. My heart pours out its praise
Title: Song of Mary
Latin Title: Magnificat
Paraphraser: Miriam Therese Winter (1987)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: © Medical Mission Sisters, 1978, 1987

Tune

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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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #130
Chalice Hymnal #131
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #99Text InfoAudio
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #600
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #1042
Small Church Music #1018Audio
The New Century Hymnal #119
The United Methodist Hymnal #198
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #241
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #242Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #172
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #899



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