June 2021

Armed Forces Hymnal

Private donations and church denominations supplied hymnals in the earliest days of the United States military. The Act of 1920, also known as the Capper Bill, called for the provision of hymnals by the government. As a result, this lineage produced the Armed Forces Hymnal of 1958. The History of the Hymnal The establishment of […]

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I Did It Again!

In 2000, Britney Spears released a little song called, “Oops!…I Did It Again.” Not a hymn, obviously, but it was the first song that I thought about as I contemplated a passage in the Bible book of Numbers. The Complaints Begin To be fair, God gave the children of Israel a few freebies. Over in

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Olney Hymns

The Olney Hymnal The Olney Hymns was originally published in 1779. The hymns contained inside are from the pens of John Newton and William Cowper (pronounced Cooper). They were very prolific in creating the material for the hymnal. This little book has over 427 pages of hymns and tables. Many are familiar with the story

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