This Is the Story (Natha thithee nathi soka biya)

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Natha thithee nathi soka biya (This is the story of the sheep who went astray)

Author: Anonymous; Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: NATHA THITHEE
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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: Natha thithee nathi soka biya (This is the story of the sheep who went astray)
Title: This Is the Story (Natha thithee nathi soka biya)
Author: Anonymous
Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray
Place of Origin: Sri Lanka
Language: English; Sinhala
Copyright: © 2000, Christian Conference of Asia, GIA Publications, Inc., agent

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