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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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August 10, 2017

History of Hymns: “How Can We Name a Love”

By Heather Josselyn-Cranson

Brian Wren masterfully leads congregations in singing through theological challenges and new perspectives. In “How Can We Name a […]

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August 3, 2017

History of Hymns: “God of Many Names”

By Heather Josselyn-Cranson

Wren encourages those who are responsible for the language of worship to find new, vivid, and varied metaphors for God. […]

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July 27, 2017

History of Hymns: “Ye Servants of God”

By Scott Scheetz

Charles Wesley (1707-1788), one of the most prolific hymn writers of all time, crafted more than 8,900 hymns and poems. Although  […]

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July 20, 2017

History of Hymns: “The Church’s One Foundation”

By C. Michael Hawn

Samuel J. Stone (1839-1900) wrote this hymn as one of twelve published in Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns on the […]

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July 13, 2017

History of Hymns: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

By Katie Jarrett

Sir Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877), the author of this hymn and also the vicar of Monkland Priory Church in Herefordshire, […]

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July 6, 2017

History of Hymns: “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

By C. Michael Hawn

Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) offers iconic images in “America the Beautiful” that capture the variety of landscapes found […]

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June 29, 2017

History of Hymns: “Wonderful Words of Life”

By Rev. Jackson Henry

I would wager that many people who have sung this hymn can recall most of the hymn text in its […]

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June 22, 2017

History of Hymns: “O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be”

By Darrell St. Romain

Peter Abelard was born in Pallet, France, in 1079 and died in Priory of St. Martel, France, in 1142. At a young […]

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June 8, 2017

History of Hymns: “God, That Madest Earth and Heaven”

By Darrell St. Romain

Reginald Heber (1783–1826), a bishop of Calcutta for the Anglican Church (1823-1826), is the author of the first stanza of  […]

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