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50. Deep in the Shadows of the Past

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Text Information
First Line: Deep in the shadows of the past
Title: Deep in the Shadows of the Past
Author: Brian Wren (1973, rev. 1994)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Exodus 3:13-14; Acts 7:2-53; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Topic: Faith; God's Covenant with Israel; The Word (1 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1975, rev. 1995 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer: Annabeth McClelland Gay (1952)
Meter: CMD
Key: g minor
Copyright: © 1958, ren. 1986 The Pilgrim Press

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This vivid text reminds us of two truths we often forget: how deeply our faith is rooted in God’s enduring covenant with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and how much we can learn from their story. The tune began life as the setting for a family Christmas card.

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