Deep in the Shadows of the Past

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Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #50
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Author: Brian A. Wren

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… Go to person page >

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First Line: Deep in the shadows of the past
Title: Deep in the Shadows of the Past
Author: Brian A. Wren (1973)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Tune

SHEPHERD'S PIPES

Annabeth McClelland Gay (b. Ottawa, IL, 1925) composed SHEPHERDS' PIPES in 1952, and her husband matched it with a hymn text to send as Christmas greetings. She wrote, "When I played it for him, he said, 'I wonder if Palestinian shepherds played on pipes, because that's what this tune reminds me of.…

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KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (5)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Community of Christ Sings #64
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #50TextImageAudio
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #330TextImage
The Faith We Sing #2246
The New Century Hymnal #320Image



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