Amor que por amor me amaste (Dear God, Your Love Is All Around Me)

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Author: Henry Maxwell Wright

Born in Lisbon, 7 December 1849 to English parents who were Christians. He returned to England and worked in business. After helping Dwight Moody in evangelism campaigns in England in 1874 and 1875 he abandoned his business career and became an evangelist in England and Scotland. He returned to Portugal on several occasions for evangelism meetings and wrote many hymns in Portuguese. Go to person page >

Adapter: Jaci C. Maraschin

Taught in Curso Ecumênico de Mestrado em Ciências da Religião, Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior Go to person page >

Translator (English): Brian Wren

Brian Wren (b. Romford, Essex, England, 1936) is a major British figure in the revival of contemporary hymn writing. He studied French literature at New College and theology at Mansfield College in Oxford, England. Ordained in 1965, he was pastor of the Congregational Church (now United Reformed) in Hockley and Hawkwell, Essex, from 1965 to 1970. He worked for the British Council of Churches and several other organizations involved in fighting poverty and promoting peace and justice. This work resulted in his writing of Education for Justice (1977) and Patriotism and Peace (1983). With a ministry throughout the English-speaking world, Wren now resides in the United States where he is active as a freelance lecturer, preacher, and full-time h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amor, que por amor me amaste (Dear God, your love is all around me)
Title: Amor que por amor me amaste (Dear God, Your Love Is All Around Me)
Author: Henry Maxwell Wright
Adapter: Jaci C. Maraschin
Translator (English): Brian Wren
Source: "Amor que por amor me desceste" by Henry Maxwell Wright
Language: English; Portuguese
Copyright: Portuguese adapt. © Estate of Jaci Maraschin; English trans. © 2008 General Board of Global Ministries


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