See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw

See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw

Author: Michael A. Perry
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Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #310
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Author: Michael A. Perry

Michael Arnold Perry (1942-1996) was one of the UK's leading hymnwriters of the 20th century. He was closely associated with Jubilate Hymns. Michael Perry was born in Beckenham, Kent on 8 March 1942. He was educated at Dulwich College and went on to study at University College London; Oak Hill Theological College, London; Ridley Hall, Cambridge; and University of Southampton. It was during his student days at Oak Hill in 1964 that he wrote his best-known hymn, the Calypso Carol, the first line of which is "See him lying on a bed of straw". He wrote this for a college concert, and it only became famous by accident when Cliff Richard substituted it for a missing recording in a radio show. After ordination in the Church of England Dio… Go to person page >



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Church Family Worship #656
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #310Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #602
Complete Mission Praise #589
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #91
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #440
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #361
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