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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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November 16, 2017

History of Hymns: “We Believe in One True God”

By Richard Walsh

The original hymn text “Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott,” from which Winkworth translated her &ldquo […]

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November 2, 2017

History of Hymns: “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

By J. Braxton Kubasko

The picture we get from this hymn, and the reason it has been such a defining song of the church, […]

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November 2, 2017

History of Hymns: “For All The Saints”

By C. Michael Hawn

The influence of Scripture on congregational song is unmistakable. Sometimes a song makes a brief allusion to Scripture; sometimes a […]

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October 19, 2017

History of Hymns: “In the Singing”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

Shirley Erena Murray’s texts are known for “the directness with which they confront contemporary issues” (Canterbury […]

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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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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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