Brian A. Wren

Brian A. Wren
Short Name: Brian A. Wren
Full Name: Wren, Brian A., 1936-
Birth Year: 1936

Brian Wren (b. 1936) is Emeritus Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is a writer, preacher, worship and workshop leader, and internationally published hymn-poet, with entries in most recent denominational hymnals in North America, Britain and Australia. Some of his hymn-poems have been translated into Finnish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and Korean. Brian holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Oxford University. He is a Minister of the United Reformed Church (UK). His publications include What Language Shall I Borrow? - God-Talk in Worship: A Male Response to Feminist Theology (1989 and 2009), Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song (2000), Advent, Christmas and Epiphany: Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship (2008), Hymns for Today (2009) and seven hymn collections totaling 250 hymns.

Brian is partner-in-marriage and ministry to Rev. Susan Heafield (“Hayfield”). Susan holds a degree in Music Education from Rocky Mountain College, a Master of Divinity Degree from Drew University, NJ, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a member of the New England conference of the United Methodist Church, and is currently Pastor of Sidney United Methodist Church, New York. Brian and Susan have published two collections of worship songs in book and CD form (We Can Be Messengers and Tell the Good News!) spanning the Christian year.

Texts by Brian A. Wren (86)sort iconAsInstances
A Prophet-woman broke a jarBrian Wren (Author)6
[A Stranger, Knocking on a Door]Brian Wren (Author)2
[A Woman in the Crowd]Brian Wren (Author)2
[Abraham, Sarah Too]Brian Wren (Author)2
Arise, shine out, your light has come, Unfolding city of our dreamsBrian Wren (Author)3
As man or woman we were madeBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)9
Bring many names, beautiful and goodBrian Wren (Author)10
Christ is alive! Let Christians singBrian Wren (Author)22
Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna!Brian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)16
Christ loves the church, with grace beyond all measureBrian Wren (Author)3
Christ, upon the mountain peakBrian Wren (Author)20
Christ will come againBrian Wren (Author)2
Christians everywhere shall sing now and alwaysBrian Wren (Author (English))3
Come, Celebrate the Call of GodBrian Wren, 1936- (Author)4
Deep in the shadows of the pastBrian Wren (Author)6
[Doom and Danger]Brian Wren (Author)2
Dust and ashes touch our faceBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)6
Faith looking forward from the crossBrian A. Wren (Author)2
For the bread that we have eatenBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)3
[Go Forth in Faith]Brian Wren (Author)2
Go now in peace; though friends must partBrian Wren, 1936- (Author)2
God, as we merge, bid us emergeBrian A. Wren (Author)2
God is One, unique and holyBrian Wren (Author)4
God of many namesBrian Wren (Author)4
God remembers painBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)4
God, the All-HolyBrian Wren (Author)2
Lord God, your love has called us hereBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)17
Grief of Ending, Wordless SorrowBrian A. Wren (Author)3
Her baby, newly breathingBrian A. Wren (Author)2
Here am I, where underneath the bridgesBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)6
Here hangs a man discardedBrian Wren (Author)4
Hidden Christ, alive for everBrian Wren (Author)3
Holy Spirit, storm of loveBrian A. Wren (Author)2
Hope is a star that shines in the nightBrian Wren (Author)4
How can we name a LoveBrian Wren (Author)2
How great the mystery of faithBrian A. Wren (Author)2
How shall I sing to GodBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)2
How wonderful the Three-in-OneBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)4
I am going to Calvary, Would you like to come with MeBrian Wren (1936- ) (Author)2
I come with joy to meet my LordBrian Wren (Author)36
If I Could Visit BethlehemBrian Wren (Author)2
In the fields of this world Brian Wren (Translator (stanzas))3
In water we grow, secure in the wombBrian Wren, 1936- (Author)4
Joyful is the dark, holy, hidden, GodBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)5
Let All Creation DanceBrian A. Wren (Author)3
Let hope and sorrow now uniteBrian A. Wren (Author)3
Life is great! so sing about itBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)2
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, Behold the King of glory waitsBrian Wren (Author (B))1
Lord Christ, the Father's mighty SonBrian Wren (Author)6
Lord Jesus, if I love and serve my neighborBrian Wren (Author)3
Lord of the boundless curves of spaceBrian Wren (Author)1
Lord, when You came to JordanBrian Wren (Author)2
May the sending One defend youBrian A. Wren (Author)2
Oh, How JoyfullyBrian Wren, 1936- (Author)3
Once from a European shoreBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)2
Praise God for the harvest of farm and fieldBrian Wren (Author)6
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low(Wren)Brian Wren, 1936- (Author)4
Praise the God who changes placesBrian A. Wren (Author)4
[Praising God]Brian Wren (Author)2
Sing my song backwards from end to beginningBrian A. Wren (Author)2
Sing praises old and newBrian Wren (1936-) (Author)2
Sing together on our journey!Brian Wren (Author)2
Spirit of Jesus, if I love my neighborBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)3
Thank you God, for water, soil, and airBrian Wren (Author)14
There's a spirit in the airBrian Wren (Author)17
This is a day of new beginningsBrian Wren (Author)11
This is a story full of loveBrian A. Wren (Author)2
This we can do for justice and for peaceBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)2
[Transfiguration (Wren)]Brian Wren (Author)2
We are not our own. Earth forms usBrian A. Wren (Author)3
We are your people, Lord, by your graceBrian Wren (Author)9
[We Bring, You Take]Brian Wren (Author)2
We Meet as Friends at TableBrian Wren, 1936- (Author)2
We offer Christ to all the world around usBrian Wren (Author)2
Weep for the dead. Let tears and silence tellBrian Wren (Author)2
[Welcome the Wild One]Brian Wren (Author)2
What was your vow and visionBrian A. Wren (Author)2
When all is ended, time and troubles pastBrian A. Wren (Author)4
When Christ was lifted from the earthBrian A. Wren, b. 1936 (Author)7
When grief is raw and music goes unheardBrian Wren (b. 1936) (Author)3
When Jesus, went to CalvaryBrian Wren (Author)2
When love is found and hope comes homeBrian Wren, b. 1936 (Author)14
When minds and bodies meet as oneBrian A. Wren (Author)2
Will you come and see the light from the stable door?Brian Wren (Author)2
[With Humble Justice Clad and Crowned]Brian Wren (Author)2
Woman in the nightBrian Wren (Author)6

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