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Hymns, Hymn Singing, Hymnals, Hymnology

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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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April 18, 2018

History of Hymns: “At the Font We Start Our Journey”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

Brian Wren, in his book, Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song, explains that theology can be done […]

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April 12, 2018

History of Hymns: “We Are God’s People”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

The theology of the church is often expressed in its congregational singing. Congregational singing is part of the church's […]

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April 5, 2018

History of Hymns: “Hear My Prayer, O God”

By Thomas L. Baynham, Jr.

Hear My Prayer, O Lord is based on the Psalm 143 text. The last of the penitential psalms, this psalm, […]

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March 29, 2018

History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”

By C. Michael Hawn

This poem comes as close as poetic verse can in scaling the heights of splendor, majesty, and mystery as described […]

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March 22, 2018

History of Hymns: “Blessed Is He Who Comes in God’s Name”

By Elise Jeeyoon Choi

“Blessed Is He Who Comes in God’s Name,” by John Thornburg; Worship and Song, No. 3077    […]

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March 14, 2018

History of Hymns: “He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought”

By C. Michael Hawn

“He Leadeth Me” by American Joseph Gilmore (1834-1918) was birthed out of a particular struggle in American history. […]

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March 8, 2018

History of Hymns: “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown”

By C. Michael Hawn

The intercessions, though regretfully often omitted in United Methodist worship, are one ofamong the most important parts of the gathered […]

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March 1, 2018

History of Hymns: “In the Desert, On God’s Mountain”

By Joshua Zentner-Barrett

Though biblical stories are rife with the powerful events that signal an encounter with God, there are just as many […]

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February 22, 2018

History of Hymns: “Ah-ho Dawk’ee”

By Victoria Schwarz

My first introduction to the Kiowa hymn “Ah-ho Dawk’ee” was in Winfield, Kansas, at the Regional […]

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