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Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 2 hymnals Hymnal Title: Celebrating Grace Hymnal Lyrics: 1 Come, teach us, Spirit of our God, the language of Your way, the lessons that we need to live, the faith for every day. 2 Excite our minds to follow You, to trace new truths in store, new flight paths for our spirit space, new marvels to explore. 3 Engage our wits to dance with You, to leap from logic's base, to capture insight on the wing, to sense Your cosmic grace: 4 In spire our spark to light from You, to catch creation's flair, new artistry to celebrate, new harmonies to dare. 5 Delight our hearts to worship You, to learn compassion's code, to live in context of Your love, Great teacher who is God! Topics: God the Spirit Actions; Christian Education; Discipleship; Holy Spirit Used With Tune: MORNING SONG

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MORNING SONG

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 171 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Donald Murphy Hymnal Title: Celebrating Grace Hymnal Tune Key: f minor Incipit: 51234 32175 51234 Used With Text: Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God

MURRAY

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 1 hymnal Composer and/or Arranger: Arthur G. Clyde Hymnal Title: The New Century Hymnal Tune Key: F Major Used With Text: Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God

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Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Hymnal: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #242 (2010) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Hymnal Title: Celebrating Grace Hymnal Lyrics: 1 Come, teach us, Spirit of our God, the language of Your way, the lessons that we need to live, the faith for every day. 2 Excite our minds to follow You, to trace new truths in store, new flight paths for our spirit space, new marvels to explore. 3 Engage our wits to dance with You, to leap from logic's base, to capture insight on the wing, to sense Your cosmic grace: 4 In spire our spark to light from You, to catch creation's flair, new artistry to celebrate, new harmonies to dare. 5 Delight our hearts to worship You, to learn compassion's code, to live in context of Your love, Great teacher who is God! Topics: God the Spirit Actions; Christian Education; Discipleship; Holy Spirit Languages: English Tune Title: MORNING SONG
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Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Hymnal: The New Century Hymnal #287 (1995) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Hymnal Title: The New Century Hymnal Lyrics: 1 Come, teach us, Spirit of our God, the language of your way, the lessons that we need to live, the faith for every day; the faith for every day. 2 Excite our minds to follow you, to trace new truths in store, new flight paths for our spirit space, new marvels to explore: new marvels to explore: 3 Engage our wits to dance with you, to leap from logic's base, to capture insight on the wing, to sense your cosmic grace: to sense your cosmic grace: 4 In spire our spark to light from you to catch creation's flair, new artistry to celebrate, new harmonies to dare: new harmonies to dare: 5 Delight our hearts to worship you, to learn compassion's code, to live in context of your love, great teacher who is God! Great teacher who is God! Topics: Education; Holy Spirit Illuminator; Nurture; Pentecost Hymns of the Spirit; Youth Languages: English Tune Title: MURRAY

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Shirley Erena Murray

1931 - 2020 Hymnal Title: Celebrating Grace Hymnal Author of "Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God" in Celebrating Grace Hymnal Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns have been performed in CCA and WCC assemblies. In recognition for her service as a writer of hymns, the New Zealand government honored her as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit on the Queen’s birthday on 3 June 2001. Through Hope Publishing House, Murray has published three collections of her hymns: In Every Corner Sing (eighty-four hymns, 1992), Everyday in Your Spirit (forty-one hymns, 1996), and Faith Makes the Song (fifty hymns, 2002). The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust, for which she worked for a long time, has also published many of her texts (cf. back cover, Faith Makes the Song). In 2009, Otaga University conferred on her an honorary doctorate in literature for her contribution to the art of hymn writing. I-to Loh, Hymnal Companion to “Sound the Bamboo”: Asian Hymns in Their Cultural and Liturgical Context, p. 468, ©2011 GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago

Donald Murphy

Hymnal Title: Celebrating Grace Hymnal Harmonizer of "MORNING SONG" in Celebrating Grace Hymnal

Arthur G. Clyde

Hymnal Title: The New Century Hymnal Composer of "MURRAY" in The New Century Hymnal