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As man and woman we were made

As man and woman we were made. Brian Arthur Wren* (1936- ). Written in 1973; published in Mainly Hymns (Leeds, 1980) and, revised, in Faith Looking Forward (1983). The author describes this as an ‘exuberant’ hymn. It found a place in HP, RS, and BPW, all glad to have a contemporary hymn for weddings with an attractive tune (SUSSEX, or SUSSEX CAROL). The revision was in verse 1 line 6, where the line ‘through child or parent, man or wife’ became ‘through child or parent, husband, wife’ to avoid the implication that a man exists in his own right but a woman only as a wife (Companion to RS, 1999, p.571). There followed, as with many of Wren’s hymns, a further revision, in part to remove the...

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