As the wind song through the trees

As the wind song through the trees. Shirley Erena Murray* (1931-2020).  Dated 2005, this hymn was the outcome of a partnership between New Zealander Shirley Erena Murray and Singaporean Lim, Swee Hong (林瑞峰)* (1963— ). It started with the music, not the text. The composer, Lim Swee Hong, completed the tune shortly before the season of Pentecost in 2004, marking a departure from his usual practice of creating tunes for existing words. He then sent this tune to his long-time friend Shirley Erena Murray to inspire the corresponding text. Within two weeks, she provided him with a Pentecost text. She also proposed a Maori designation for the Holy Spirit, WAIRUA TAPU, for the tune name...

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