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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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September 20, 2018

History of Hymns: “Great is the Lord” and “How Majestic Is Your Name”

By C. Michael Hawn

The Psalms have always been a fertile source of inspiration for musicians. From monastic psalm chants and the metrical versions […]

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September 13, 2018

History of Hymns: “Mil Voces para Celebrar”

By C. Michael Hawn

Raquel Mora Martínez (b. 1940), Methodist composer, teacher, church musician, and hymnal editor, celebrates seventy years in music ministry […]

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September 6, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Thou, in Whose Presence”

By C. Michael Hawn

Joseph Swain (1761-1796) provides a lesser-known hymn that alludes to passages of Scripture with an exotic, almost mystical quality to […]

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August 30, 2018

History of Hymns: “In the Midst of New Dimensions”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

“In the Midst of New Dimensions,” sometimes called “Ours the Journey,” and its associated tune, NEW […]

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August 22, 2018

History of Hymns: “Built on a Rock”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) first published “Built on a Rock” in 1837 in his Sangvärk […]

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August 16, 2018

History of Hymns: “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

If you attended Sunday school or vacation Bible school in the United States any time during the twentieth century, you […]

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August 10, 2018

History of Hymns: “God, How Can We Forgive”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

In her text, “God, How Can We Forgive,” Ruth Duck (b. 1947) conveys the anguish of both the need […]

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August 2, 2018

History of Hymns: “Gracious Creator of Sea and of Land”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

Some people today think of hymns as being “old” or “old-fashioned.” Even regular church attendees say […]

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July 26, 2018

History of Hymns: “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”

By Richard Walsh

“Go, My Children, with My Blessing” was written for an existing, well-known hymn tune, AR HYD Y NOS. […]

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