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Sound the Bamboo

Sound the Bamboo: CCA Hymnal (2000). The CCA Hymnal was published in 1963 by the East Asia Christian Conference, hence the original title EACC Hymnal. The text editor was Dr Daniel Thambyrajah Niles*, one of the founding fathers of the EACC and then the General Secretary, a famous theologian, a prolific writer and poet. The music editor was Professor John Kelly, then an American Missionary in Japan. The EACC Hymnal contained 200 hymns, among which 97 were written by Asians and 103 were translations of Western hymns. Among the Asian hymns, 45 were contributed by Niles, of which 10 were his originals and 35 were paraphrases or adaptations from other Asian authors. It was, according to Masao...

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