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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

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'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

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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

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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

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'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

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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