When Christ Was Lifted from the Earth

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1 Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth,
your arms stretched out above
through every culture, every birth,
to draw an answering love.

2 Still east and west your love extends
and always, near and far,
you call and claim us as your friends
and love us as we are.

3 Where age and gender, class and race,
divides us to our shame,
you see a person and a face,
a neighbour with a name.

4 May we, accepted as we are,
yet called in grace to grow,
reach out to others, near and far,
your healing love to show.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620a

Author: Brian A. Wren

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SAN ROCCO


ST. BOTOLPH

ST. BOTOLPH was composed by Gordon A. Slater (b. Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, 1896; d. Lincoln, England, 1979) and first published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). The tune was named for St. Botolph's Parish Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, where Slater was organist from 1919…

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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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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620bText
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #562TextAudio
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #145
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #603Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #604Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #525
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #335
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #453
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #596
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #248
Worship and Rejoice #601TextPage Scan



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