Academic journal article The Hymn

Search for a New Hymn or Song

Academic journal article The Hymn

Search for a New Hymn or Song

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Theme: Unity in Diversity

Occasion: The 2012 Hymn Society

Summer Conference

"The Meeting Place - Sharing our Song"

As part of The Hymn Society's ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song and in anticipation of the 2012 conference "The Meeting Place - Sharing our Song" the Executive Committee has announced a search for a theologically rich hymn or song tliat engages the idea of our unity in faith which bridges divisions based on our cultural, ethnic, and theological diversity. The winning entry will be premiered at our 2012 conference in Winnipeg, a historic "meeting place" for both First Nation and European settlers. During those days we will enjoy experiencing the diversity of faith expressions in that multicultural city and examine the ways in which song can bring us closer together. An effective entry in this hymn search will address the idea of our unity while respecting the diversity of our cultural and ethnic contexts.

This search continues the series of hymn searches related to various aspects of the life and witness of people of faith made possible by a gift from Hymn Society Life Member Mary Nelson Keitliahn.

This is primarily a search for new texts exploring the theme in accessible poetic language. Entries consisting of both words and music will also be considered, whether in a traditional hymnic or a contemporary musical idiom. …

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