Barefoot in the Dust: A Hymn-Poet's Memoir

Barefoot in the Dust: A Hymn-Poet's Memoir


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498234948
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Brian Wren is English by birth and Reformed by tradition. He is Emeritus Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. As an internationally published hymn-poet, he has entries in denominational hymnals in North America, Britain, and Australia. Brian holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Oxford University. A retired Minister of the United Reformed Church (UK), he is a Fellow of the Hymn Society U.S. and Canada. His hymn publishers are Hope Publishing Company (USA) and Stainer & Bell (UK).

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Leach 1

Introduction 3

1 My Life in Outline 5

2 Poet, or Hymn-Poet? 22

3 Nudged, Annoyed, Inspired, and Still Traveling 34

4 The Creative Spiral-Writing A Hymn-Poem 46

5 Sources of Inspiration 59

6 Words Seeking Music 74

7 Looking Ahead 88

8 Compilation with Tunes 91

9 Hymns Cited and Other Information 157

Epilogue-Barefoot at the Gate 215


1 Barefoot 217

2 Correspondence with Erik Routley 220

3 Meeting the Awesome She 228

4 Samples of non-hymnic poetry 232

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