Christopher Martin Idle
|Born||September 11, 1938|
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. He was ordained as a priest within the Church of England in 1965, and is a member of Reform.
Idle has written greater than 300 hymns. “Eternal mild, shine in my coronary heart” has been included in The Hymnal 1982, Together in Song, and Voices United, whereas “God, we reward you! God we bless you!” is in Christian Worship, Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, and Together in Song. 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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