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May 26, 2019: “Like the murmur of the dove’s song”

Today’s Music: The text for our communion  hymn, “Like the murmur of the dove’s song,” #513, as well as several others in our hymnal, was written by Carl P Daw, Jr., a Louisville, KY native who was educated, among other places, at the University of Virginia and served as assistant rector in Petersburg. (He also was, like your annotator, an associate professor at William & Mary.) He served on the committee that compiled the 1982 hymnal. The music for this hymn is by Peter Cutts, an English-born organist active in Methodist churches in Massachusetts. DB