Thanks to God, whose word was spoken

Thanks to God, whose word was spoken. Reginald Thomas Brooks* (1918-1985). Written in 1954 for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the British and Foreign Bible Society. It refers to this especially in stanzas 3 and 4, which celebrate the revelation of the Bible (stanza 3) and its translation into many languages (stanza 4). It is possible that Brooks chose the metre (the metre of ‘Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah’*) in recollection that the BFBS was originally founded to provide Bibles for the Welsh-speaking people of Wales. After its initial use, the hymn was printed in New Songs (1962), a pioneering collection of new hymn material produced by Bernard Massey* for the Congregational...

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