1926-2008

October 24, 1926, Tsinan (now Jinan), China.

November 17, 2008, Hanover, Indiana.

Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Indiana.

Huber’s parents were Presbyterian missionaries in China. In 1928, the family returned to America, and in 1929 moved to Hanover, Indiana, when her father, Albert G. Parker, became president of Hanover College. Jane graduated in 1944 from Northfield School for Girls in Massachusetts. After three years at Wellesley College, she returned to Hanover & graduated from Hanover College in 1948. In 1988, Hanover College conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters on her. In August 1948, she and her husband moved to Chicago, Illinois. Following her husband’s seminary training, they lived in Noblesville, Indiana, serving the Noblesville Presbyterian Church for three years. They moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1955. The new congregation and church school classes met in their manse home the first year while the church was being built.

Huber served on several committees and councils of the Presbyterian Church (USA), was vice president of United Presbyterian Women (1973-76), and served on the National Executive Committee. She was also on the Council on Women and the Church, chairing that body for three years. She was on the General Assembly Mission Council, the Advisory Council on Discipleship and Worship, the Joint Committee on Women, leading up to Presbyterian reunion in 1983. Following reunion, she served on the General Assembly Council for six years and on the Committee for a New Hymnbook. She received several honors from the Presbyterian Church and was named a Valiant Woman by Church Women United in their Jubilee Year.

Starting in 1976, Huber wrote new hymns mostly set to familiar hymn tunes. Two books with over 125 of her hymns were published n 1987 and 1996. Eleven hymns made their way into the Presbyterian hymnal published in 1990. She also wrote studies for These Days and articles for Horizons magazine, and a column titled Ask Jane for that publication for several years.

  1. As Trees from Tiny Seeds Can Grow
  2. Baby in a Manger Stall, The
  3. Called as Partners in Christ’s Service
  4. Christ Jesus Knew a Wilderness
  5. Christ, of Human Life the Model
  6. Come and Rejoice!
  7. Creator God, Creating Still
  8. Creator of Mountains, of Glaciers and Streams
  9. For Ages Women Hoped and Prayed
  10. God, Creation’s Great Designer
  11. God of Life, in Christ You Lead Us
  12. God Reigns o’er All the Earth!
  13. God, You Have Set Us in This Time and Place
  14. God, You Spin the Whirling Planets
  15. Hear the Songs of Thanks We Raise
  16. I Am Who I Am, I Will Be Who I Will
  17. Jesus Christ, Whose Passion Claims Us
  18. Let Justice Flow Like Streams
  19. Live into Hope of Captives Freed
  20. O God of Earth and Space
  21. O God of Vision
  22. O God, to Whom We Sing
  23. O Holy God, Whose Gracious Power Redeems Us
  24. O Promised One of Israel
  25. On Pentecost They Gathered
  26. Ours Is a Singing Faith!
  27. Peace of Mind That Christ Can Bring, The
  28. We Are a New Creation
  29. When, in Awe of God’s Creation
  30. Wonder of Wonders, Here Revealed
  31. Word of God in Human Language
  32. Your Kingdom Come! Great God, We Pray

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