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Africana Hymnal Project

Celebrate the joyful spiritual spark found in Africana worship! Worship is the lifeblood of the church.



 

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June 11, 2014

Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music

Black sacred music is slowly being lost to America’s collective memory. Narrated by Academy Award nominated Alfre Woodard,  […]

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February 25, 2016

History of Hymns: “Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee”

By Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

"Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee," by Charles Wesley. The Africana Hymnal, No. 4092. When I was a […]

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February 18, 2016

History of Hymns: “Wait Right Here Until He Comes”

By Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

The Africana Hymnal Study Committee found that there were songs and practices in black Methodist strongholds of the low country […]

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February 11, 2016

History of Hymns: “Bethlehem”

By Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

Marilyn E. Thornton shares, "Never enjoying the slow and drawn out manner in which “O Little Town of Bethlehem […]

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February 4, 2016

History of Hymns: “Living in the Imagination of God”

By Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

“Living in the Imagination of God,” a song written by Cecilia Olusola Tribble1, is one decade old. She […]

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April 7, 2015

Africana Hymnal Project Preserves Rich Musical History

NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 7, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – The Africana Hymnal Project, a multiyear effort to provide music and worship resources from […]

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February 3, 2015

Africana Hymnal Project Film Documentary Wins Emmy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Feb. 3, 2015 /Discipleship Ministries/ – A documentary film tracing the history of black sacred music, produced by Discipleship Ministries […]

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February 2, 2015

The Africana Hymnal

Black sacred music is a gift. And now you can have the sheet music, accompaniment tracks, PowerPoint lyrics, and instructional […]

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March 19, 2013

Africana Hymnal Study Results

The 2008 General Conference authorized the Discipleship Ministries and the United Methodist Publishing House to conduct a study to determine the […]

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November 10, 2009

Africana Hymnal Study Committee

The 2008 General Conference authorized the Discipleship Ministries and the United Methodist Publishing House to conduct a study to determine the […]

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