There is a Redeemer

There is a Redeemer. Keith Green* (1953-1982) and Melody Green* (1946- ). This worship song has found its way all over the world, and into a number of mainstream hymnals, such as the Baptist Hymnal (2008), and major British and Irish books (CH4, ICH5). The authorship of words and music is sometimes attributed to Keith and sometimes to Melody. According to Idle (2006), stanzas 1 and 2 and the refrain (‘Thank you, O my Father,/ for giving us your Son’) are by Melody; stanza 3 (‘When I stand in glory/ I will see His face’) is by Keith. The song is perhaps best described as a collaboration between two people. The song was probably a spontaneous outpouring, but it may also have been a...

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