Who Would Steal a Life (Who Would Hurt a Child)

Who would steal a life to satisfy a greed?

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: HARVEY
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Source: New Hymns of Hope #190
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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Who would steal a life to satisfy a greed?
Title: Who Would Steal a Life (Who Would Hurt a Child)
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 11.11.10.11
Language: English
Notes: A hymn to address human trafficking and the exploitation of children; Alternate tunes: PENH by Lim Swee Hong; SHIRLEY'S CHILDREN by Jean Stevens Strathdee
Copyright: © 2015 Hope Publishing Company

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