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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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History of Hymns
October 19, 2017

History of Hymns: “Here is Bread, Here is Wine”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

Two thousand years of ritual practice around Communion have shrouded the moment in mystery. If we strip the theology away […]

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October 12, 2017

History of Hymns: “Come to the Table”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

“Come to the Table” is simply constructed, with its components serving to highlight the practical theology of the […]

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October 5, 2017

History of Hymns: “Come, Let Us Eat”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

By affirming the communal gathering at the Eucharist, the congregation widens the invitation to include the very source of this […]

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September 21, 2017

2017-2020 Hymnal Revision Committee Biographies

The Hymnal Revision Committee embodies the identity of today’s church and the church of the future. Other constituencies […]

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Hymnals By Name
September 21, 2017

History of Hymns: “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

Perhaps one of the most controversial hymns ever written, “Onward, Christian Soldiers” began its life as no more […]

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September 21, 2017

History of Hymns: “Depth of Mercy”

By Ronnie Wilson

“God Hath Spoken by the Prophets” by George Wallace Briggs (1875-1959) was published in 1953 by the Hymn Society […]

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September 14, 2017

History of Hymns: “God Hath Spoken by the Prophets”

By Dr. Elise Jeeyoon Choi

“God Hath Spoken by the Prophets” by George Wallace Briggs (1875-1959) was published in 1953 by the Hymn Society […]

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September 7, 2017

History of Hymns: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

By Stanton Nelson

“Holy, Holy, Holy” by Reginald Heber (1783-1826) is unique in many regards. Indeed, it spans many Christian traditions […]

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August 31, 2017

History of Hymns: “As a Fire Is Meant for Burning”

By Victoria Schwarz

In Duck’s hymn text, the light is carried within us as learners, teachers, pilgrims, seekers, and givers who […]

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