Not Only Acts of Evil Will

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Source: Worship in the city: prayers and songs for urban settings #97
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Author: 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 >

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First Line: Not only acts of evil will
Title: Not Only Acts of Evil Will
Author: Brian Wren (2006)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: Tune: MELITA, Voices United 322 or PATER OMNIUM, Voice United 347
Copyright: © 2006 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. www.hopepublishing.com

Tune

VATER UNSER

Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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