They'll Know We Are Christians

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Author: Peter Scholtes

Peter Scholtes (1938–2009) Peter was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Oak Park, where he attended Ascension School and Fenwick High School before studying at Quigley and St. Mary of the Lake-Mundelein seminaries. He earned his Masters in Adult Education and Organization Development at Boston University. Peter wrote the hymn "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" while he was a parish priest at St. Brendan's on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. At the time, he was leading a youth choir out of the church basement and was looking for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events. When he couldn't find such a song, he wrote the now-famous hymn in a single day. His experiences at St. Brendan's, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are one in the Spirit
Title: They'll Know We Are Christians
Author: Peter Scholtes
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And they'll know we are Christians
Notes: French translation: "Tous unis par le Maître" by Shirley Judd, Winifred Turner Sarre, and Jean Christophe Boissou; Spanish translations: See "Somos uno en Espíritu y en el Señor" by Federico Pagura; "Somos uno en Espíritu y el Señor" by Barbara Mink; Polish translation: See "Bądźmy jedno w Panu, bädźmy jedno w Nim"
Copyright: © 1966, F.E.L. Publications, assigned to The Lorenz Corp., 1991



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