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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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June 22, 2017

History of Hymns: “O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be”

By Darrell St. Romain

Peter Abelard was born in Pallet, France, in 1079 and died in Priory of St. Martel, France, in 1142. At a young […]

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June 8, 2017

History of Hymns: “God, That Madest Earth and Heaven”

By Darrell St. Romain

Reginald Heber (1783–1826), a bishop of Calcutta for the Anglican Church (1823-1826), is the author of the first stanza of  […]

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June 8, 2017

History of Hymns: “For the Bread Which You Have Broken”

By Darrell St. Romain

Louis F. Benson, who wrote the lyrics of “For the Bread Which You Have Broken,” was born on […]

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June 1, 2017

History of Hymns: “Father, We Thank You”

By Darrell St. Romain

The ancient second century text The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, or Didache, is the inspiration for this […]

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May 25, 2017

History of Hymns: “Spirit of Faith, Come Down”

By Simon Hill

Exploring the hymns of Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is like examining a trove of treasures excavated from the pages of his […]

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May 18, 2017

History of Hymns: “How Great Thou Art”

By C. Michael Hawn

As Carlton Young was preparing The United Methodist Hymnal, a United Methodist Reporter poll revealed that &ldquo […]

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May 11, 2017

History of Hymns: “He Lives”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Why should I worship a dead Jew?” asked a young Jewish student of Alfred Ackley at a […]

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May 4, 2017

History of Hymns: “The Day of Resurrection”

By C. Michael Hawn

The Day of Resurrection explodes with Easter triumph! The original language is Greek. This is one of the few […]

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April 27, 2017

History of Hymns: “When Words Alone Cannot Express”

By Rev. Ben A. David Hensley

This hymn was written by John Thornburg (b.1954) in celebration and appreciation of the work of United Methodist composer Jane […]

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