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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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February 21, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Lord, I want to be a Christian’

By C. Michael Hawn

“Lord, I want to be a Christian” is among a canon of African American Spirituals that appears both […]

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February 14, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Why We Sing’

By C. Michael Hawn

Urban Contemporary Gospel, a subgenre of Gospel music, continues to give voice to African American creativity found historically in  […]

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February 7, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘Bless His Holy Name’

By C. Michael Hawn

Few musicians have had such a major influence on church music around the world in the last half of the 2 […]

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January 31, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘As the Sun Doth Daily Rise’

By Marcell Silva Steuernagel

When studying the history of hymns, it is not uncommon to encounter materials that remain in the church’s […]

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January 24, 2019

History of Hymns: ‘O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright’

By Marcell Silva Steuernagel

A constellation of hymnological narratives surrounds the musical activity of Ambrose, bishop of Milan (c.340-397) during the second half […]

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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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