Discover Music Categorized by Contributors

Ruth Duck

Until her retirement, Ruth was Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She has also authored a number of books on the subject of worship. Her hymn texts are published in many denominational hymnals as well as in numerous other collections.

Prior to…

View Bio
Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley was born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931 and died in Wellington (New Zealand) in 2020. She was a prolific hymn text writer and hymnal editor. Her Church traditions were Methodist, Presbyterian and ecumenical. Shirley’s work appears in over 50 collections worldwide, and…

View Bio
Walter Farquharson

The Very Rev. Walter Farquharson was elected Moderator of The United Church of Canada in 1990, at the 33rd General Council. Born in Rosetown, SK, he was settled at the Saltcoats-Bredenbury Pastoral Charge in Saskatchewan Conference in 1961 and remained in pastoral ministry there…

View Bio
Reginald Heber

JRW. “Reginald Heber.” The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology. Canterbury Press, accessed January 27, 2020, http://www.hymnology.co.uk/r/reginald-heber.

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 and died in 1826. He was consecrated Bishop of Calcutta in June 1823, arriving in India in October of that year. His see covered…

View Bio
Fred Kaan

Fred was born in Voorhelmstraat, in the North Holland city of Haarlem in 1929. His years of early adolescence coincided with the Nazi occupation of Holland. His father was a member of the Dutch Resistance and, for two years, the Kaans sheltered a Jewish…

View Bio
Ron Klusmeier

Ron lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He has worked in music and arts as a full-time ministry since 1971 as a composer, editor, and arranger.

As a composer, Ron collaborates with authors Walter Farquharson (Canada), Ruth Duck (U.S.A.), Fred Kaan (England), Brian Wren (U.S.A.),…

View Bio
Gordon Light

Gordon was bishop of the Anglican parishes of British Columbia’s central interior from 2004 until 2008. He was educated at Carleton University and Trinity College, Toronto; and ordained in 1969. After a curacy at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops he was the incumbent at St…

View Bio
Pat Mayberry

Pat Mayberry is a singer songwriter with a passion for melody and harmony, and music which touches the listener deeply. Her songs have been inspired by her personal and spiritual journey, and weave together universal themes of love, justice, and healing. She has a…

View Bio
Sheelah Megill

Sheelah is a vibrant singer-song leader who also writes and performs dramatic monologues which interpret and present Scripture in a powerful and innovative style. Her creative ministry gives new life to biblical stories, bringing them into the present and inspiring listeners and readers to…

View Bio
John Oldham

John served as a United Church minister for many years in Manitoba and Ontario, including 14 years at Donnelly United Church in Winnipeg. While there, he developed a deep respect and affinity for native spirituality and how it relates to the Christian tradition. It…

View Bio
Lorne Robson

Lorne was a rancher and lover of creation who lived in southern Manitoba.

I first met this gentle, sensitive man at the Prairie Christian Training Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. He had come to be a part of a hymnwriting course which was being offered…

View Bio
Brian Wren

Brian is an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church of Great Britain and an internationally published hymn writer whose work appears in hymnals from many denominations and traditions throughout the English-speaking world. Born in London in 1936, he studied at Oxford, taking degrees…

View Bio