God’s spirit is in my heart

God’s spirit is in my heart (‘Go, tell everyone’). Alan Dale* (1902-1979 and Hubert Richards* (1921-2010). This modern hymn with refrain has become very popular in Britain since it was published in Ten Gospel Songs (1969). That book was a collaboration between Dale and  Richards (1921-2010). Richards composed the tune for guitar to fit Dale’s stanza 1 and refrain (‘He sent me to bring the good news to the poor’). These had been published in Dale’s New World: The Heart of the New Testament in Plain English (1967) based on Luke 4: 18-19. Richards then added three other stanzas, based on John 17: 18, Matthew 10: 9-10, and Matthew 10: 19-20. The composite text was published in Ten Gospel...

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