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The Golden Age of Hymns... the 1700s

The 18th Century—the age of personal piety—marked the explosion of contemporary hymns in English and American churches.  Charles Wesley, renowned poet and Methodist evangelist extraordinaire, wrote 8,989 hymns during his lifetime. 315 more words

Of Concerts and Church's Worship, Part Two

Welcome back for the thrilling sequel wherein I (attempt to) draw parallels and conclusions between concert setlists and worship in church life. 794 more words


Of Concerts and Church's Worship, Part One

Please note: I realize the specific artists/examples I employ may not be your thing. Don’t let that stop you from substituting your own favorites. The basic premise still holds up (or so I think). 391 more words


Before the Throne of God Above

Absolutely love the music of the Gettys…this hymn is wonderful all around, but the second verse is especially meaningful for me, as I daily struggle with feelings of condemnation.   172 more words


Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nations, O Thou of God and man the Son.  Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou my soul’s glory, joy and crown. 80 more words


I Sing Because I'm Happy. . .

I sing because I’m free! For God’s eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. When we finally got food in our bird feeder, the birds have come, but especially the sparrows. 379 more words


With all this hubbub about the new PCUSA hymnal (people care more about their hymns than almost anything) I would like to state, for the record, that my current favorite hymn is Blessed Assurance…

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