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Christopher Martin Idle

Born (1938-09-11) September 11, 1938 (age 82)

Christopher Martin Idle (born 11 September 1938) is a British hymnodist.

Idle was born in Bromley, Kent, and studied at Eltham College, St Peter’s College, Oxford, and Clifton Theological College, Bristol.[1] He was ordained as a priest within the Church of England in 1965, and is a member of Reform.[1]

Idle has written greater than 300 hymns.[1] “Eternal mild, shine in my coronary heart” has been included in The Hymnal 1982, Together in Song, and Voices United,[2] whereas “God, we reward you! God we bless you!” is in Christian Worship, Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, and Together in Song.[3] Other hymns by Idle embody “This earth belongs to God”, “Spirit of holiness”, “When lawless males succeed”, “Freedom and life are ours”, “Then I noticed a brand new heaven and earth”, and “As sons of the day and daughters of sunshine”.


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