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First they came (Stand up)

Queer Hymns

First they came (Stand up)


Text by Mike Stern, 1985

Suggested tune(s): [no tune name]

Meter: Irregular

Publication information: Turney, Kelly, ed. Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church. Chicago, IL: Reconciling Congregation Program, 2000. P. 363.

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