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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 >
LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…
This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…
Display Title: Praise God, from Whom All Blessings FlowFirst Line: Praise God from whom all blessings flowTune Title: LASST UNS ERFREUENAuthor: Brian WrenMeter: LM with alleluiasDate: 2013Subject: Service Music |
Display Title: Praise God From Whom All Blessings FlowFirst Line: Praise God from whom all blessings flowTune Title: LASST UNS ERFREUENAuthor: Brian Wren, 1936-Meter: L.M.AlleluiasScripture: John 1:1-3; Psalm 150; Psalm 100; Colossians 1:15; Genesis 1:1; Romans 11:33-36Date: 2003Source: Doxology