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Hymns, Hymn Singing, Hymnals, Hymnology

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June 25, 2014

History of Hymns: Introduction

Begun in 1984 by the late William J. Reynolds, Professor of Sacred Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, History of […]

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May 24, 2018

History of Hymns: “On Eagle’s Wings”

By C. Michael Hawn

“On Eagle’s Wings,” by Michael Joncas; The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 143   And He will raise […]

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May 17, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Holy Spirit, Root of Life”

By C. Michael Hawn

In her hymn, "O Holy Spirit, Root of Life," Jean Wiebe Janzen (b. 1933) has brought to life the vision and […]

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May 10, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Crucified Redeemer”

By C. Michael Hawn

Timothy Rees (1874-1939), a Welsh priest in the Anglican Church, was shaped in large part by his service in The […]

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May 3, 2018

History of Hymns: “Touch the Earth Lightly”

By Katie Jarrett

Mrs. Murray’s writing reflects a lifetime of working to serve the worship of God’s people in […]

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April 26, 2018

History of Hymns: “Give Me Jesus”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

Eileen Guenther, in her text, In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals, states, "Spirituals affirm a […]

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April 18, 2018

History of Hymns: “At the Font We Start Our Journey”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

Brian Wren, in his book, Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song, explains that theology can be done […]

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April 12, 2018

History of Hymns: “We Are God’s People”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

The theology of the church is often expressed in its congregational singing. Congregational singing is part of the church's […]

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April 5, 2018

History of Hymns: “Hear My Prayer, O God”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

Hear My Prayer, O Lord is based on the Psalm 143 text. The last of the penitential psalms, this psalm, […]

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March 29, 2018

History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”

By C. Michael Hawn

This poem comes as close as poetic verse can in scaling the heights of splendor, majesty, and mystery as described […]

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