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Angels We Have Heard on High

In 1855 when this hymn was first written in France my great-great grandfather (a rare French protestant) was making his way from Alsace-Lorraine to Patterson, New Jersey. 119 more words

Again, 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus'

Can you get enough of this hymn? I can’t! First published in 1855, What a Friend We Have in Jesus still has power to bring Him into our hearts. 20 more words


'Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus'/'Hyfrydol'

A cold, rainy, quiet morning: couldn’t possibly be a better time for this hymn.

This is the version Laura actually wanted yesterday, with the Charles Wesley lyrics set to the Welsh melody, … 41 more words


By Request, 'Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus'

And we have an Advent hymn request from Laura: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, written by Charles Wesley, published in 1745, and here performed by the St. 28 more words


An Old Advent Hymn: 'Let God Arise in Majesty'

Based on Psalm 68, Let God Arise in Majesty first appeared in 1567. Elizabeth I was Queen of England, and it would be ten years yet before Francis Drake set out on his circumnavigation of the world. 37 more words


'Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing'

It took me a minute or two to recognize this as the same hymn–Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing–we used to sing in our church long ago: but then we didn’t have anybody who could play the clarinet. 18 more words


Sunday Hymn -Come Thou Fount

This particular hymn holds a lot of personal meaning for my life. When I was briefly homeless as a teenager I experienced so much of these verses. 383 more words