May 2021

Hymns Ancient and Modern

In the years after hymn singing entered the Anglican church, the individual churches were using a variety of songbooks or hymnals. There began a movement to create a single hymnal that could be used by all of the churches. Hymns Ancient and Modern was born. Publication of Hymns Ancient and Modern Novello & Co published

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Follow Me

In your mind’s eye, follow me to the Holy Land. There I’ve seen the Sea of Galilee when it was smooth and calm, never stormy with great waves as we so often hear the stories of the Bible narrated. It has been my experience to launch out in a boat with other visitors to the

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Songs of Faith

The hymnal, Songs of Faith, was a 1933 publication of Southern Baptists. As you can tell, the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention released this volume about 7 years prior to the Broadman Hymnal. It was during the time when Dr. I.J. Van Ness was leading that institution – you can see his

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6

It was a game changer in 1870 when preacher Dwight L. Moody enlisted Ira D. Sankey to be the music director for his evangelistic services and mission work. In many ways, church music in evangelical churches owes much to this historic event. In his training Sankey was affiliated with other musicians whose names are familiar

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