God who gives to life its goodness

God who gives to life its goodness. Walter Farquharson* (1936-). A summer holiday inspired this two-verse hymn of celebration, written while the Farquharson family camped at Kenosee Lake in Moose Mountain Provincial Park in Saskatchewan. It was sung at the ecumenical service of dedication for The Hymn Book (1971) organized by the United Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. Within a decade congregations in both churches across Canada knew it so well many had forgotten it was a ‘new’ hymn. The tune, ABBOT’S LEIGH, by Cyril Taylor* contributes to the joy of singing ‘till the whole creation dances for the goodness of its King.’ Margaret Leask Further Reading Stanley L. Osborne, If...

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