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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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May 16, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Christ for the World We Sing’

By C. Michael Hawn

​An interesting subgenre of Christian hymnody is made up of those hymns devoted to Christian missions. “Christ for the […]

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May 9, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Lift Him Up’

By Donté Ford

Methodist Episcopal preacher and elder, Johnson Oatman Jr. (1856-1922) was born on the east coast of the United States in […]

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May 2, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘When We All Get to Heaven’

By C. Michael Hawn

Philadelphians Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920) and Emily D. Wilson (1865-1942) combined as poet and musician respectively to give us a […]

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April 25, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘I Want Jesus to Walk with Me’

By Victoria Schwarz and Rev. Wilson Pruitt

A spiritual that is frequently programmed during Lent, healing services, and contemplative services is “I Want Jesus to Walk […]

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April 18, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘I Come to the Garden Alone’

By C. Michael Hawn

“I Come to the Garden Alone” (“In the Garden”) by C. Austin Miles The United Methodist […]

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April 11, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘We Sang Our Glad Hosannas’

By C. Michael Hawn

In five stanzas, “We Sang Our Glad Hosannas” spans the events from Palm Sunday through the Resurrection.

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April 8, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley’

By C. Michael Hawn

The origins of this folk hymn, appropriate for Holy Week, are shrouded in obscurity. It first appeared in U.S […]

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March 28, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Victim Divine’

by Charles Wesley The Faith We Sing, No. 2259 Victim Divine, thy grace we claim While thus thy precious death we […]

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March 21, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘There Is a Balm in Gilead’

By C. Michael Hawn

Few chapters in the Bible may have resonated with the souls of enslaved Africans in North America as Jeremiah 8 did. […]

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