Composer: Carolyn McDade

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Arranger: David Kai

David Kai grew up in Toronto attending the Centennial-Japanese United Church. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the Humber College music program where he specialized in arranging and composing, and The Centre for Christian Studies. Commissioned as a diaconal minister in 1987, David has served in pastoral charges in Birtle, Manitoba, Orleans, Ontario and is currently a diaconal minister at Pickering Village United Church in Ajax, Ontario just east of Toronto. David has written hymn tunes and arrangements in collaboration with authors and composers such as Brian Wren, Ruth Duck, Linnea Good, Neil Lemke, Jeeva Sam and Doreen Lankshear-Smith. He was a member the United Church’s Hymn and Worship Resource Committee that produced… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Carolyn McDade (1988)
Arranger: David Kai (1994)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33231 71655 53332
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Music copyright © 1988 Carolyn McDade. Arrangement copyright © 1994 David Kai. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Long before the Night (This Ancient Love)

Long before the night was born from darkness
Long before the dawn rolled unsteady from fire
Long before she wrapped her scarlet arms around the hills
there was a love, this ancient love, was born

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