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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 >
C. Hubert H. Parry's (PHH 145) RUSTINGTON was first published in the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book (1897) as a setting for Benjamin Webb's "Praise the Rock of Our Salvation." The tune is named for the village in Sussex, England, where Parry lived for some years and where he died.
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Display Title: Hidden Christ, Alive for EverFirst Line: Hidden Christ, alive for everTune Title: RUSTINGTONAuthor: Brian Wren, 1936-Meter: 18.104.22.168.D.Scripture: John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:27; Matthew 28:20; John 16:5-20; Isaiah 53:3-6; John 14:12-14; Psalm 51:10; John 1:14; Hebrews 13:5Date: 2008