Hymn #286: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
James K. Manley wrote the tune SPIRIT for his text of 1978, and it appeared in his collection After Eden (1990) with an arrangement by Jim Strathdee. A new arrangement was created for The New Century Hymnal. Note that the refrain is to be sung over following each stanza.
James Manley served as pastor of Congregational United Church of Christ in San Marino, California, from 1978 to 1988 and then moved to Foothills United Church of Christ in Los Altos, California. This new congregation was gathered in 1960.