Summoned by the God who made us (Sing a new Church

Summoned by the God who made us (Sing a new Church). Delores Dufner* (OSB) (1939— ).  ‘Sing a new church’, the title by which this hymn is most commonly known, is one of the author’s most prominent texts. The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (USA)* commissioned the hymn in 1991 for its Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the theme 'Singing a New Church'. The hymn was first published in Sing a New Church (Portland, Oregon, 1994). This, Dufner’s first collection, was named after this hymn.  The author expressed the underlying motivations for the text:  I wrote ‘Sing a New Church’ as an affirmation of the ecclesiology embraced by the American Catholic Church in the wake...

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