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Author: Christopher M. Idle

Christopher Idle. Born at Bromley, Kent. 11 September 1938. Educated at Eltham College, after which he worked in an office, a shop and a hospital. Studied English at Saint Peter's College, Oxford (BA 1962) and Theology at Clifton Theological College, Bristol. Married Marjorie Rycroft, who was then nursing, in 1963; they have four married sons and (to date) seven grandchildren. Ordained 1965, serving Church of England parishes at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Peckham, South East London; Poplar and Limehouse, East London; and North Hartismere, Suffolk, which comprised seven villages. He and Marjorie returned to Peckham in 1995; from then until 2003 he worked with local schools and churches (Anglican and Baptist), as well as writing and… Go to person page >





Norman L. Warren (PHH 15), a clergyman in Leamington Spa, England, composed YVONNE in 1972 for this text. Text and tune were published together in Psalm Praise (1973). The tune is named in honor of Warren's wife. With its stepwise motion and strong rhythmic patterns, YVONNE is easily singable. Sing…

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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #479
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #252a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #252b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #252c
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #228
Singing the Faith #160
The Worshiping Church #305Page Scan