They'll Know We Are Christians

Author: Peter Scholtes

Peter Scholtes (1938–2009) Peter was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Oak Park, where he attended Ascension School and Fenwick High School before studying at Quigley and St. Mary of the Lake-Mundelein seminaries. He earned his Masters in Adult Education and Organization Development at Boston University. Peter wrote the hymn "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" while he was a parish priest at St. Brendan's on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. At the time, he was leading a youth choir out of the church basement and was looking for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events. When he couldn't find such a song, he wrote the now-famous hymn in a single day. His experiences at St. Brendan's, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are one in the Spirit
Title: They'll Know We Are Christians
Author: Peter Scholtes
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.6. with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And they'll know we are Christians
Copyright: © 1966, F.E.L. Publications, assigned to The Lorenz Corp., 1991

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 20 of 20)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #385
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #272
Chalice Hymnal #494
Gather (3rd ed.) #835
Gather Comprehensive #735
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #728
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #300Text InfoAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #495
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #94
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #256Audio
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #669
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #136
Scripture Song Database #3595
Sing Joyfully #119
Sing the Faith #2223
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #429
The Faith We Sing #2223
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #284
Worship and Rejoice #595
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #257
Include 12 pre-1979 instances



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