Hymn #176: “Silence! Frenzied, Unclean Spirit”
Carol Doran (b. 1936) composed this melody to convey the two contrasting moods presented by the text. The first half exhibits the struggle of the demon and the strength that Christ brought to its exorcism, while the second section suggests Christ’s assurance of healing. The tune is called AUTHORITY.
Carol Doran serves as associate professor of worship and pastoral music at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Bexley Hall, Crozer Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York. These, she has developed a Master of Arts in Pastoral Music program to train professional church musicians.