John Core (john.core@mail.WVU.edu) is a music librarian at West Virginia University in Morgantown and is also a hymn text writer. He is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. His hymn texts are published in Shores of Thought and Feeling (Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc., 2000; e-mail WLeupold@msn.com; phone 800-765-3196).
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- By John Core
There is a good-sized body of congregational song from which to choose that deals with justice: from the powerful simplicity of an African-American spiritual with its repeated plea “let my people go” to the texts that came out of the nineteenth-century Social Gospel movement to the bold, rich texts of our own time that deal with the complexities of feminist and liberation theologies. Through all of these runs a deep concern for the human condition that comes from an understanding of the implications of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the world.