Pastor writes Easter hymn for a time of great turmoil

April 2012
United Methodist Reporter;4/6/2012, Vol. 158 Issue 49, p2B
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.


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