God of freedom, God of justice
God of freedom, God of justice. Shirley Erena Murray* (1931- ). Described by its author as one of her first ‘gap-fillers’, this hymn was written in 1980 for Amnesty International’s Campaign Against Torture when she could find nothing relevant to sing at a service for prisoners of conscience.
It was first published in Murray’s New Zealand collection, In Every Corner, Sing: New Hymns to Familiar Tunes in Inclusive Language (Wellington, 1987) where the suggested setting was PICARDY. It has since been published in a number of New Zealand, Australian, North American and British hymnals such as Murray’s American collection In Every Corner, Sing (Hope Publishing, 1992), Alleluia Aotearoa (1993),...
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