Our Growing Years (1998)

Our Growing Years, a hymnal This hymnal was published by GIA Publications, Inc, in 1998. From the title, it would appear at first glance to be a children's book; but the title comes from a hymn by David Mowbray*, ‘Lord of our growing years’*. It was a book designed for elderly people in retirement homes. The title is therefore both a clever surprise and a determined attempt to assert the right of the elderly to grow in the faith: 'by singing and reading hymns, we can share spiritual insights and can experience the assuring reality of God's love.' (Pref., n.p.).  The book was designed by a committee of residents at Westminster-Canterbury, a continuing-care retirement community in Richmond,...

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