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All who hunger, gather gladly

All who hunger, gather gladly. Sylvia Dunstan* (1955-1993). Dunstan wrote: ‘At the Hymn Society Congress in 1990 I had the chance to acquaint myself with the tunes of the Southern Harmony. After the conference, some of us vacationed at Folly Beach outside Charleston, where I worked out this text, wandering up and down the beach singing the tune HOLY MANNA.’ The hymn was sung for the first time in worship that fall at one of the weekly Eucharistic liturgies at the chapel of Emmanuel College, Toronto. It was published in the collection of Sylvia Dunstan’s hymns entitled In Search of Hope and Grace (1991), and then in worship leaflets. It then appeared in VU (1996), and then in The Book of...

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