Your love, O God, has called us here
Your love, O God, has called us here. Russell E. Schulz* (1944- ).
This hymn, with a fine economy of words in its three stanzas, was written in 1981 for H82. It was written for the tune GARDINER by William Gardiner* (previously in the USA called BEETHOVEN, and in British books known as FULDA) but is set in H82 to WAREHAM, and in UMH to CORNISH, by M. Lee Suitor. The hymn ‘asks God’s blessing not only on the persons being married, but on all married couples’, and although it is a wedding hymn it can be used on other occasions, including the renewal of marriage vows (The Hymnal 1982 Companion, Volume 3A, p. 657, note to hymn 353). Since its publication in H82 it has been used not only in the...
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