Born: 1931, Lan­sing, Mi­chi­gan.

Raised in La­Grange, Il­li­nois, Pat­ter­son earned a BA in French Stu­dies and an MA in French Li­ter­a­ture from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin. A Ful­bright schol­ar, she has taught French at the col­lege level and worked for the So­cial Se­cur­i­ty Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

She has writ­ten both hymn texts and tunes, is an el­der of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church (USA), and has been ac­tive on the lo­cal, pres­by­te­ry, and na­tion­al le­vels.

  1. Along the Roads of Dai­ly Life
  2. By Your Streams of Liv­ing Wa­ter
  3. Christ, You Call Us All to Ser­vice
  4. Come, You Pe­ople of the Pro­mise
  5. Great Source of All Our Life
  6. In the Depths of Win­ter’s Dark­ness
  7. Isaiah the Pro­phet Has Writ­ten of Old
  8. Jesus, Be My Guide and Teach­er
  9. Jesus Heard with Deep Com­pas­sion
  10. O Lord, You Gave Your Serv­ant John
  11. When Aim­less Vi­o­lence Takes Those We Love
  12. When Life for Us Is Full of Com­fort
  1. I Am Stand­ing, Wait­ing
  2. Murray
  3. Somebody’s Knock­ing at Your Door