Tiny Wren

from by Brian Hehn

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When I read this text, the melody jumped out at me. It is a delightfully playful text that reminds me of how God often speaks to me through the beauty and simplicity of nature. I added the flute descant to add to the playful nature of the hymn.


Tiny wren, in the tree,
sing your song, call to me,
I am lonely, I am weary,
I am pensive, wistful, teary.
Sing me, then, your song of mercy.
Sing it gently, let it linger;
be the voice of God for me.

Wondrous child, on my knee,
show your smile, coo to me,
How did I deserve to hold you?
Where will I find strength to mold you?
Sing me, then, of our tomorrow.
Sing it gently, let it linger;
be the hope of God for me.

Breath of God, flowing free,
blow my way, quicken me,
I am just an ember, waiting,
ready for your animating.
Sing me, then, your inspiration.
Sing it gently, let it linger;
be the wind that sets me free.


from Hymns & Songs EP, released March 8, 2017
Tune: Brian Hehn, 2017
Text: John Thornburg, 2010
Flute: Rebecca Garrett
Piano: Thiago Nascimento



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Brian Hehn Dallas, Texas

I am the Director of The Center for Congregational Song, which makes me a professional church musician and hymnologist. I am not, however, a professional hymn/song-writer! I compose for my own enjoyment and to feed my soul and never imagined actually putting something out into the world. I hope someone finds some love, inspiration, or usefulness for worship in something I've written. ... more

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