THIS ANCIENT LOVE

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 served in pastoral charges in Birtle, Manitoba, Orleans, Ontario and Ajax, Ontario. David has written hymn tunes and arrangements in collaboration with authors and composers such as Ruth Duck, Linnea Good, Neil Lemke, Pat Mayberry, Jeeva Sam, Doreen Lankshear-Smith and Brian Wren. He was a member of the committee that produced the Voices United hymn book, and also provided music for the Bible Quest curriculum. His hymns and arrangements have appea… 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.

Texts

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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