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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 20, 2017

History of Hymns: “What Feast of Love”

By Brad Kisner

Sister Delores Dufner is a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, where she is an […]

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April 13, 2017

History of Hymns: “Draw the Circle Wide”

By the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Kay Thompson

“Draw the circle wide, draw the circle wide. No one stands alone, we’ll stand side by side, […]

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April 6, 2017

History of Hymns: “Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land”

By the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Kay Thompson

“Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land” is an African American spiritual also known as “No […]

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March 30, 2017

History of Hymns: “The Old Rugged Cross”

By C. Michael Hawn

What do the gospel hymns “The Old Rugged Cross” and “I Come to the Garden Alone” […]

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March 16, 2017

History of Hymns: “Lamb of God”

By C. Michael Hawn

While composed in the late twentieth century, this Twila Paris song’s theological and biblical roots run deep in […]

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March 16, 2017

History of Hymns: “Seek Ye First”

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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March 9, 2017

History of Hymns: “O Jesus, My King, and My Sovereign”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Jesús es mi Rey Soberano” (“O Jesus, My King, and My Sovereign”) is one […]

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March 2, 2017

History of Hymns: “O Love, How Deep”

By C. Michael Hawn

We enter the season of Lent knowing how the story ends. This does not make the story any less important […]

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February 9, 2017

History of Hymns: “He Rose”

By Darnell St. Romain

Growing up in a black Catholic church in South Louisiana, I found Easter Sunday to be one of the most […]

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