Sun and Moon and Stars Above (Hiru sandawa tharu)

Hymn on One License

Hiru sandawa tharu mal bara liya thuru (Sun and moon and stars above, the flowers and the fruits that grow)

Author: Anonymous; Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: DEV PASASUM
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hiru sandawa tharu mal bara liya thuru (Sun and moon and stars above, the flowers and the fruits that grow)
Title: Sun and Moon and Stars Above (Hiru sandawa tharu)
Author: Anonymous
Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray
Place of Origin: Sri Lanka
Language: English; Sinhala
Refrain First Line: Dev pasasum wewa (Come and let us praise our King)
Copyright: © 2000, Christian Conference of Asia, GIA Publications, Inc., agent

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Sound the Bamboo #283

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.