When I Needed a Neighbor

When I needed a neighbor, were you there

Author: Sydney Carter (1965)
Published in 15 hymnals

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Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #575

Author: Sydney Carter

Sydney Bertram Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle", adapted from an old folk song. Other notable songs include "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian of Norwich, "One More Step Along the World I Go", "When I Needed a Neighbour", "Friday Morning", "Every Star Shall Sing a Carol", "The Youth of the Heart" and "Down Below". Carter studied at Montem Street Primary School in Finsbury Park, Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxfor… Go to person page >

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First Line: When I needed a neighbor, were you there
Title: When I Needed a Neighbor
Author: Sydney Carter (1965)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And the creed and the color and the name won't matter
Copyright: © 1965, 1972, Galliard Music, Ltd; from New Orbit. Reprinted by permission of ECS Publishing, Boston.



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #575Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #499
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #544TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #752
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #433
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #819
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #548
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #136
Singing the Faith #256
Songs for Life #247
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #629
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #600TextPage Scan
Include 3 pre-1979 instances