Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth

Mothering God, you gave me birth

Author: Julian. of Norwich; Alterer: Jean Janzen
CCLI Number: 3411430
Published in 17 hymnals

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Author: Julian. of Norwich

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Alterer: Jean Janzen

Jean Janzen was born on December 5, 1933, the seventh of Henry Peter Wiebe and Anna Schultz Wiebe's eventual eight children (Three Mennonite Poets 5). For the first five years of her life, Janzen lived in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan (A Cappella 25). In 1938, she moved to Mountain Lake, Minnesota when her schoolteacher father began his second ministry as a pastor (“Coming into Voice”). A year later, the family moved to Kansas (“Coming into Voice”). Janzen says she cannot remember when she wrote her first poem, but the first evidence of her work is a handwritten book of five poems that she made in third or fourth grade, which was saved by her mother through the family’s many moves (E-mail Interview). She had very little exposure to po… Go to person page >



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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NORWICH (Jennings)




Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Chalice Hymnal #83

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #117a

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #117b

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #735

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #117a

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #117b

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Sing the Faith #2050

The Book of Praise #312


The Faith We Sing #2050

The New Century Hymnal #467

Voices Together #426

Voices United #320

With One Voice #769

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