The One Born Blind is Silent

Author: Richard Leach

Richard Leach (born in Bangor, Maine in 1953) is an American hymn writer and poet. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1974, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1978. He was a United Church of Christ pastor in Connecticut from 1978 to 1999. He began writing hymns in 1987. In 1999 he left the ministry of the United Church of Christ and became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is a member of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Published Works-- Tuned for Your Sake, Selah Publishing Co., 2007 ISBN 0-9677408-9-4 New Harmony, A Harp of Thousand Strings (with David Ashley White), Selah Publishing Co., 2006 Come and Hear the Blessing, Hymns on the Beatitudes (wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: The one born blind is silent
Title: The One Born Blind is Silent
Author: Richard Leach
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1992 Selah Publishing Co.



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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