Wise Men, They Came to Look

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Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #106
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Author: Christopher M. Idle

Christopher Idle. Born at Bromley, Kent. 11 September 1938. Educated at Eltham College, after which he worked in an office, a shop and a hospital. Studied English at Saint Peter's College, Oxford (BA 1962) and Theology at Clifton Theological College, Bristol. Married Marjorie Rycroft, who was then nursing, in 1963; they have four married sons and (to date) seven grandchildren. Ordained 1965, serving Church of England parishes at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Peckham, South East London; Poplar and Limehouse, East London; and North Hartismere, Suffolk, which comprised seven villages. He and Marjorie returned to Peckham in 1995; from then until 2003 he worked with local schools and churches (Anglican and Baptist), as well as writing and… Go to person page >

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NEUMARK

Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune. WER NUR DEN…

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Worship and Rejoice #234
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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #106Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #328TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #161TextPage Scan
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #100Text
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #369
The Worshiping Church #186TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #234TextScoreAudioPage Scan



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