TITLE

Pastor writes Easter hymn for a time of great turmoil

AUTHOR(S)
HAWN, C. MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
United Methodist Reporter;4/6/2012, Vol. 158 Issue 49, p2B
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles pastor Dr. Brian Wren who composed the song "Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing" written for Easter Sunday in 1968 following the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. It notes that the original title of the song was "The Crucified Lord" dedicated for Hockley and Hawkwell Congregational Church in Essex, England. It presents a detail of the contents of the hymn which talks about resurrection and the touchstone for King's assassination.
ACCESSION #
86463075

 

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