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O crucified Redeemer

O crucified Redeemer. Timothy Rees* (1874-1939). This hymn was printed in J.L. Rees’s Sermons and Hymns by Timothy Rees, Bishop of Llandaff (1946), where it was headed ‘Calvary’. J.L. Rees said that it was taken from CR: the Chronicle of the Community of the Resurrection, but a careful search of the Chronicle has failed to reveal it there. It was included in BBCHB and crossed the Atlantic to find a place in The Hymn Book (1971) of Canada. In Britain it appeared in 100HfT and thus in A&MNS; it is also in WOV. In HP and RS verse 2, beginning ‘Wherever love is outraged’, is omitted; and other books have toned down Rees’s strong imagery, for example changing ‘our blood-stained hands’ to...

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