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Marietta, Ohio  45750
Music and Worship
Worship and Music

The plans have changed for the July 29 service. We will have one service at 10:30, but it will be at the church, not outdoors. It will be a camp-style service, with camp songs. Guitar and keyboard will be used to lead the singing. We will have a potluck after the service (think picnic foods). More details will follow in the Sunday bulletins.

Becky Nolt, Member

Music and Worship

Hymn of the Month

On July 15 we will open our service with Morning Has Broken, #556. Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was asked to write a poem on the theme of "Thanksgiving for each day as it comes," specifically to fit the tune BUNESSAN. It first appeared in the enlarged edition of Songs of Praise (London, 1931). This is her best known hymn.

Miss Farjeon, a musician, poet, and writer from a literary and musical family, was educated at home, surrounded by books and her vivid imagination. Nursery rhymes and singing games for children are among her eighty works for which she received numerous prizes. With her brother Herbert she wrote two plays and children’s rhymed history of England.

The tune BUNESSAN is a nineteenth century Scottish tune. The name comes from a village of that name on the Isle of Mull. It first appeared in Lachlan Mac-Bean’s Songs and Hymns of the Gael (Edinburgh, 1888). It has been paired with many different hymns over the years, probably because of it’s easy singability.

The source of this information is Hymnal Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship by Paul Westermeyer, c2010, Augsburg Fortress.