The Son of God proclaim
The Son of God proclaim. Basil Ernest Bridge* (1927- ).
Written in 1962, this is Bridge’s earliest and most widely acclaimed text. It won first prize in the 1962 Free Church Choir Union hymn competition, and was subsequently published in the Rodborough Hymnal (1964), a book for Rodborough Tabernacle Congregational Church, Gloucestershire. It has since appeared in many books in many countries, including North America ( VU , Rejoice in the Lord) and Australia. The opening line was used in the title of Bridge’s hymn collection, The Son of God Proclaim and other hymns (n.d., ca. 1987).
The phrases of the opening stanza of this five-stanza hymn for Holy Communion were suggested by the...
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