The Reign of God

Author: Delores Dufner

Benedictine Sister Delores Dufner is one of the best-known hymn writers in the church today. More than 20 different publishers in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia have included her texts in their hymnals and hymn collections. The popular hymn anthology, Sing a New Church, contains her distinctive, beautifully crafted texts set to familiar hymn tunes. Sister Delores frequently receives commissions to write hymn texts for special occasions and needs. In 1994 she completed a commission for the libretto, Choose Life (Uvacharta Bachayim), an opera/oratorio in commemoration of the Jewish holocaust, with music by Mona Lyn Reese. In 1996 she was one of five winners in an international English-language hymn competition to update Mary's… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The reign of God, like farmer's field
Title: The Reign of God
Author: Delores Dufner
Language: English
Copyright: © 1995, 2003, GIA Publications, Inc.

Tune

MCKEE

MC KEE has an interesting history. According to a letter from Charles V. Stanford (PHH 512) to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (who arranged the tune for piano in his Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, 1905), MC KEE was originally an Irish tune taken to the United States and adapted by African American slaves. It…

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LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #343
Gather (3rd ed.) #738
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #641Page Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #603
Scripture Song Database #3450



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