Community of Christ
Community of Christ. Shirley Erena Murray* (1931-).
Written to provide a hymn on the theme of social justice, this hymn was first officially sung at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in that year, linked as it has been since with the familiar tune LEONI. It was then taken up in Australia and published first in an inclusive language collection Out of the Darkness, then in Songs for the Journey (1991) and Together in Song: the Australian Hymn Book II (1999). It was included in the American-published collection In Every Corner, Sing: The Hymns of Shirley Erena Murray (1992) and has since become one of the best-known New Zealand hymns in North America, appearing in...
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