Celebrating God's Reign

We long to learn to praise

Author: Fred Kaan
Tune: GÛ-LÊ-KOA
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We long to learn to praise
Title: Celebrating God's Reign
Author: Fred Kaan
Language: English
Copyright: © 1972 by Gailliard Ltd. admin. by Hope Publishing Company

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Asian American Songs #11T
Hymns from the Four Winds: A Collection of Asian American Hymns #60
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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