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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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January 18, 2018

History of Hymns: “Womb of Life, and Source of Being”

By Simon Hill

Ruth Duck (b. 1947) is a noted hymn writer, best known for her skilled use of inclusive language in both hymnody […]

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January 11, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Freedom” and “Freedom Is Coming”

By C. Michael Hawn

Songs are about many things, but ultimately their meaning may be found both in the originator of the song and […]

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January 4, 2018

History of Hymns: “My Master, See, the Time Has Come”

By C. Michael Hawn

The paraphrase of Scripture in "My Master, See, the Time Has Come" is the final of the four famous canticles […]

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December 28, 2017

History of Hymns: “The Cherry Tree Carol”

By Jim Garvey

In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus is born, reappears briefly in the temple at about twelve years old, […]

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December 21, 2017

History of Hymns: “Some Children See Him”

By Victoria Schwarz and Wilson Pruitt

“Some Children See Him” is not a hymn of history and should not be read or sung as […]

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December 14, 2017

History of Hymns: “The Snow Lay on the Ground”

By Victoria Schwarz and Wilson Pruitt

It is important to remember that a hymn is not a form of historical argument. To sing “the snow […]

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December 7, 2017

History of Hymns: “View the Present through the Promise”

By Victoria Schwarz and Wilson Pruitt

The thoughtful text of this hymn grounds present concern in eschatological hope, or hope in the last things. The promise […]

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November 30, 2017

History of Hymns: “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice”

By C. Michael Hawn

The Advent season comes upon us as an intruder. We want to rush to the manger singing our favorite Christmas […]

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November 23, 2017

History of Hymns: “Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love”

By C. Michael Hawn

This venerable hymn of Christian unity by Charles Wesley (1707-1788) first appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), a […]

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