Christ upon the mountain-peak

Christ upon the mountain-peak. Brian Arthur Wren* (1936- ). Written in 1962 for the Feast of the Transfiguration, this hymn was published in EP (1975) and in MHfT and thus in A&MNS. It later appeared in Wren’s Faith Looking Forward (1983). It was based on Mark 9: 2-9, with a reference to Revelation 1: 11 in verse 4 (‘I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last’). It was given a tune by Peter Cutts*, SHILLINGFORD, but has also been set to other tunes such as FENITON by Sydney Nicholson*. It has appeared in major books in the USA, such as H82 and UMH, and in Britain in HP, NEH and BPW. In common with other hymns written early in his writing career (this was Wren’s second hymn) it has...

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