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Daniel B. Merrick

MERRICK, (Jr.), Daniel B. b. Bloomington, Illinois, 29 April 1926; d. Raymore, Missouri, 11 November 2004. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he served churches in Wisconsin, Illinois, and the Panama Canal Zone. Merrick attended Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma  (AB 1948) and the Phillips University Graduate Seminary (now Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma) ( BD 1954). He received the latter’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996. A congregational pastor throughout his life, Merrick found his true calling as a hymn writer, annotator, and editor. Merrick’s hymns include ‘O God of truth, the power of nations free’, one of two hymns selected by...

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