BRIDGE, Basil Ernest. b. Norwich, 5 Aug 1927. He was educated at the City of Norwich School and Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge (BA, 1948). He trained for the Congregational ministry at Cheshunt College, and was ordained in 1951. He served in Congregational (after 1972 United Reformed Church) churches at Knowle, Warwickshire (1951-55), Leicester (1955-74), Stamford and Bourne, Lincolnshire (1976-89), and Harrold, Bedforshire (1989-94). He has written over 30 texts and contributed tunes to seven of them. His best known hymn is probably ‘The Son of God proclaim’*; others that have appeared in many books are ‘Jesus, Lord, we pray’*, ‘O God, your love’s undying flame’*, and ‘When fear and grief...
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