Oh, How Joyfully

O how joyfully, O how hopefully

Author: Brian A. Wren
Tune: SICILIAN MARINERS
Published in 4 hymnals

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Source: Worship and Rejoice #208
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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: O how joyfully, O how hopefully
Title: Oh, How Joyfully
Author: Brian A. Wren
Source: Based on "O du Fröhliche" by Johann D. Falk and Heinrich Holzschüher as tr. Harris Loewen
Language: English
Copyright: Words © 1993 Hope Publishing Company

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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Worship and Rejoice #208
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Hymnal #209

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