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79. Light Dawns on a Weary World

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First Line: Light dawns on a weary world
Title: Light Dawns on a Weary World
Author: Mary Louise Bringle (2001)
Refrain First Line: The trees shall clap their hands
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Hope; Hunger (3 more...)
Copyright: © 2002 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Composer: William P. Rowan (2000)
Meter: with refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 2000 William P. Rowan (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

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This is a hymn whose tune came first. Upon hearing it, the author recalled the watered garden of Isaiah 58:11, which in turn led to Isaiah 55:12, paraphrased in the refrain. Then came the stanzas, organized around their first two words: Light dawns, Love grows, Hope blooms.

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