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An upper room did our Lord prepare

An upper room did our Lord prepare. Fred Pratt Green* (1903-2000). Written in 1973, and first published in Hymns for Celebration (Royal School of Church Music, 1974). It was written following a request from John Wilson* for a hymn text for a folk tune, which he called FOLKSONG, collected by Cecil Sharp* in 1905, with a metre of 9.8.9.8 (later books have called this tune O WALY WALY). The hymn has appeared in Australian, Canadian and British hymnals, some editors changing the metre to L.M. despite the author's pleas to retain the original. The first two verses link the Last Supper with present-day Communion Services, making them particularly relevant for use during the distribution of the...

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