How shall they hear the word of God

How shall they hear the word of God. Michael Perry* (1942–1996). This hymn was commissioned in 1980 for the BBC Radio Solent’s 10th anniversary celebration of a decade of broadcasting to the local area of Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight. The event marking this occasion was held in Winchester Cathedral on 4 January 1981, and broadcast on local radio.   In the UK, the hymn was included in two Jubilate Group* publications, HFTC (1982) and Sing Glory* (1999); and in New English Praise* (2006), the Supplement to the New English Hymnal (1986). The hymn appeared for the first time in North America in Worship, Third Edition (Chicago, 1986), to be followed in quick succession by the...

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