When God Is a Child

Hope is a star that shines in the night

Author: Brian A. Wren
Tune: MOON BEAMS
Published in 4 hymnals

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Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #109
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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 >

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First Line: Hope is a star that shines in the night
Title: When God Is a Child
Author: Brian A. Wren
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Copyright: Words © 1989 Hope Publishing Company

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Worship and Rejoice #165
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Chalice Hymnal #132

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #109

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Voices United #7

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Worship and Rejoice #165

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