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 (126.96.36.199.8. 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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