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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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July 12, 2018

History of Hymns: “Bless the Lord” and “Jesus, Remember Me”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Bless the Lord” and “Jesus, Remember Me” are among the best-known refrains from the Taizé […]

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July 5, 2018

History of Hymns:  “The Lord’s My Shepherd”

By C. Michael Hawn

Psalm 23, a particularly beloved psalm, appears often as the psalm of the day in the Revised Common Lectionary, especially on […]

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June 28, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Thou Who Camest from Above”

By Norma Lee Kerns Barnhart

“O Thou Who Camest from Above” was published by Charles Wesley (1707-1788) in Short Hymns on Select Passages […]

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June 21, 2018

History of Hymns: “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”

By Norma Lee Kerns Barnhart

“The hymn was written over a period of several months at a time when I was experiencing a new […]

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June 14, 2018

History of Hymns: “Healer of Our Every Ill”

By Kevin Flannagan

Haugen uses the text of this hymn as a prayer for healing, not only of the body but also of […]

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June 7, 2018

History of Hymns: “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

By Kevin Flannagan

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” by Sebastian Temple (1928-1997) is a musical setting of the well-known […]

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May 31, 2018

History of Hymns: “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”

By DeAndre Johnson

“And Can It Be That I Should Gain” is perhaps one of the most joyfully poignant hymns penned […]

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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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