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Break not the circle of enabling love

Author: Fred Kaan (b. 1929) Meter: 10.11.10.11 Appears in 4 hymnals Hymnal Title: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Lyrics: 1 Break not the circle of enabling love where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; break not that circle - make it wider still, till it includes, embraces all the living. 2 Come, wonder at this love that comes to life, where words of freedom are with humour spoken and people keep no score of wrong and guilt, but will that human bonds remain unbroken. 3 Sing high! Give thanks for all who came and come to teach the world the craft of hopeful craving for peace and wholeness that will fill the earth, for faith that stirs us to creative living. 4 Join then the movement of the love that frees, till people of whatever race or nation will truly be themselves, stand on their feet, see eye to eye with laughter and elation. Topics: The Living God Our Response to God - in the worship of God's house; Arts and Creativity; Church nature of; Love for others; Reconciliation Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:9-10 Used With Tune: ROBERT

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ST. CLARE

Appears in 1 hymnal Composer and/or Arranger: David M. Young Hymnal Title: Catholic Book of Worship III Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 32143 65323 34567 Used With Text: Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love

ROBERT

Meter: 10.11.10.11 Appears in 5 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Margaret R. Tucker (b. 1936) Hymnal Title: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 51235 43231 51355 Used With Text: Break not the circle of enabling love

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Meter: 10.11.10.11 Appears in 2 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Thomas Benjamin, 1940- Hymnal Title: Singing the Living Tradition Tune Key: F Major or modal Incipit: 56712 32345 55424 Used With Text: Break Not the Circle

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Break Not the Circle of Enabling Love

Author: Fred Kaan Hymnal: Catholic Book of Worship III #524 (1994) Hymnal Title: Catholic Book of Worship III Lyrics: 1 Break not the circle of enabling love, Where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; Break not that circle, make it wider still, Till it includes, embraces all the living. 2 Come, wonder at this love that comes to life, Where words of freedom are with humor spoken, And people keep no score of wrong and guilt, But will that human bonds remain unbroken. 3 Come, wonder at this Lord who came and comes To teach the world the craft of hopeful craving For peace and wholeness that will fill the earth: He calls his people to creative living. 4 Join then the movement of the love that frees, Till people of whatever race or nation, Will truly be themselves, stand on their feet, See eye to eye with laughter and elation. Topics: Christian Living; Justice; Love; Unity Languages: English Tune Title: ST. CLARE
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Break not the circle of enabling love

Author: Fred Kaan (b. 1929) Hymnal: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #206 (2005) Meter: 10.11.10.11 Hymnal Title: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Lyrics: 1 Break not the circle of enabling love where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; break not that circle - make it wider still, till it includes, embraces all the living. 2 Come, wonder at this love that comes to life, where words of freedom are with humour spoken and people keep no score of wrong and guilt, but will that human bonds remain unbroken. 3 Sing high! Give thanks for all who came and come to teach the world the craft of hopeful craving for peace and wholeness that will fill the earth, for faith that stirs us to creative living. 4 Join then the movement of the love that frees, till people of whatever race or nation will truly be themselves, stand on their feet, see eye to eye with laughter and elation. Topics: The Living God Our Response to God - in the worship of God's house; Arts and Creativity; Church nature of; Love for others; Reconciliation Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:9-10 Languages: English Tune Title: ROBERT
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Break not the circle of enabling love

Author: Fred Kaan (b. 1929) Hymnal: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #206 (2008) Meter: 10.11.10.11 Hymnal Title: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise Lyrics: 1 Break not the circle of enabling love where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; break not that circle - make it wider still, till it includes, embraces all the living. 2 Come, wonder at this love that comes to life, where words of freedom are with humour spoken and people keep no score of wrong and guilt, but will that human bonds remain unbroken. 3 Sing high! Give thanks for all who came and come to teach the world the craft of hopeful craving for peace and wholeness that will fill the earth, for faith that stirs us to creative living. 4 Join then the movement of the love that frees, till people of whatever race or nation will truly be themselves, stand on their feet, see eye to eye with laughter and elation. Topics: The Living God Our Response to God - in the worship of God's house; Arts and Creativity; Church nature of; Love for others; Reconciliation Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:9-10 Languages: English Tune Title: ROBERT

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David M. Young

1928 - 1997 Hymnal Title: Catholic Book of Worship III Composer of "ST. CLARE" in Catholic Book of Worship III

Fred Kaan

1929 - 2009 Person Name: Fred Kaan (b. 1929) Hymnal Title: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Author of "Break not the circle of enabling love" in Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregational Church in Barry, Glamorgan. In 1963 he was called to be minister of the Pilgrim Church in Plymouth. It was in this congregation that he began to write hymns. The first edition of Pilgrim Praise was published in 1968, going into second and third editions in 1972 and 1975. He continued writing many more hymns throughout his life. Dianne Shapiro, from obituary written by Keith Forecast in Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/fred-kaan-minister-and-celebrated-hymn-writer-1809481.html)

Margaret R. Tucker

b. 1936 Person Name: Margaret R. Tucker (b. 1936) Hymnal Title: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) Composer of "ROBERT" in Church Hymnary (4th ed.)