Dust and Ashes

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Dust and ashes touch our face

Author: Brian A. Wren
Tune: [Dust and ashes touch our face]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Author: Brian A. 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: Dust and ashes touch our face
Title: Dust and Ashes
Author: Brian A. Wren
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Take us by the hand and lead us
Copyright: © 1989, Hope Publishing Co.



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