Light dawns on a weary world

Light dawns on a weary world. Mary Louise Bringle* (1953– ).  This hymn was written early in Bringle’s experience as a hymnwriter. William Rowan* (1951–) approached her at the 2001 conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada* in Independence, Missouri. Rowan had written several hymn tunes without words, and solicited texts from several writers while at the convention.  Originally titled WW#26, Rowan later named the tune TEMPLE OF PEACE ( with refrain) in honor of the Community of Christ Temple, Independence, Missouri, where music and text came together. In an interview with Hymn Society Executive Director J. Michael McMahon* about the hymn’s process, Bringle...

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