December 4, 2012

Creator of the Earth and Skies

Speak to Mankind Your Words of Life

Creator of the Earth and Skies, first published in 1964 as part of the Hymns for Church and School, was written by Donald W. Hughes (1911-1967). He was a Methodist Minister, educator, author, and poet. Creator of the Earth and Skies is set to the tune, Uffingham written by English baroque composer and organist, Jeremiah Clarke (1673-1707). It can also be sung to the tune, Winchester New, as featured in the following video. This hymn is used in the Liturgy of the Hours during Lent.

Tune: Winchester New

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this information. I was very moved by this Hymn, as it resonates so much with today's world and on a personal level found the words very touching and felt (without prior knowledge) that these were the words of a poet and not surprisingly a Welshman.


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