Your voice, O God, outsings the stars of morning

Your voice, O God, outsings the stars of morning. Rosalind Brown* (1953- ).  This hymn was written in 2003, for the Diocese of Salisbury’s clergy conference in that year. Rosalind Brown had been invited to submit a hymn on the conference theme, ‘Being human, being church, being community’. She chose the tune by Richard Runciman Terry*, HIGHWOOD, as an expression of quiet awe and wonder. The hymn was revised in 2009.  It is essentially an expression of wonder at ways in which God calls us as people made in his image. There are four stanzas. The concerns of the 2003 conference are reflected in stanza 2: ‘be known in us, your human dwelling place’, stanza 3: ‘You call your church from every...

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