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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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January 17, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘The Day is Past and Over’

By Marcell Silva Steuernagel

Evening hymns hold a distinctive position in the history of Christian hymnody. Because of changing worship patterns over the centuries, […]

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January 10, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word’

By Marcell Silva Steuernagel

“Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word” was written by Tobias Clausnitzer (1619-1684) and appears for the first time in […]

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January 3, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Pelas Dores Deste Mundo’/‘For the Troubles and the Sufferings of the World’

By Marcell Silva Steuernagel

“Pelas Dores Deste Mundo,” known in English as “For the Troubles and the Sufferings of the World […]

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December 27, 2018

History of Hymns: “Silent Night, Holy Night”

By C Michael Hawn

The story of “Stille Nacht” is one of the most endearing and enduring in Christian hymnody, though highly […]

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December 20, 2018

History of Hymns: French carol “He Is Born” celebrates joyous season

By C. Michael Hawn

The tradition of French Christmas Carols (Chants de Noël) is a lively one. You may know more about […]

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December 13, 2018

History of Hymns: “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”

By C. Michael Hawn

This is probably the earliest Christmas carol composed in North America. “‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” […]

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December 6, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

By Dr. C. Michael Hawn

This hymn, originally in Latin, takes us back over 1,200 years to monastic life in the 8th- or 9th-century. Seven days […]

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November 29, 2018

History of Hymns: “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

By C. Michael Hawn

Congregations sometimes have difficulty giving up a familiar older hymnal when a new one arrives on the scene. In many […]

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November 22, 2018

History of Hymns: “Amazing Grace”: Part II

By C. Michael Hawn

A quick reading of stanzas 2-6 as they appear in their original publication, the Olney Hymns (1779), may be informative for […]

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