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O God and Father of us all Whatever our race or creed

Author: William Watkins Reid

William W. Reid, Jr. (1923-2007), after graduating from Oberlin College and Seminary and Yale Divinity School served for more than fifty years as pastor in the Wyoming Conference in rural and inner-city Methodist churches. He served on the Executive Committee of The Hymn Society of America. He was involved in social issues, serving as a councilman and county commissioner. His hymns are widely published in hymnals of many denominations. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God and Father of us all Whatever our race or creed
Author: William Watkins Reid
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Copyright: Copyright 1961 by the Hymn Society of America

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ALL SAINTS NEW (Cutler)

Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d128

Seven New Social Welfare Hymns #8

The Hymnal #d331

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