GARRATT, Dale. b. Auckland, New Zealand, 1939. With her husband David Garratt (b. Wellington, 1938), whom she met in 1962 through the Youth for Christ movement, she worked as a musical evangelist, singing at youth conventions and gospel meetings. In 1963 the pair withdrew to refocus their ministry on incorporating scripture into contemporary worship music. They were married in 1964. Their first album, Scripture put to Song (1968) has been recognised as the initiator of the modern praise and worship movement in New Zealand and elsewhere. ‘Scripture in Song’ became the name under which the Garratts compiled and released their music in the form of LP and tape cassette albums, songbooks and...
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