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Published by [Alan Clodd] in [London] .
Written in English


  • Hymns, English -- History and criticism.

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Statementby John Gray ; with a preface by Brocard Sewell.
LC ClassificationsBV312 .G7
The Physical Object
Pagination[15] p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4286879M
LC Control Number78313709

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The Hymns are modeled after a tradition of hymn writing exemplified by Robert Nelson. Both rely on common Anglican texts. Smart relied most on the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer as the basis of his hymns. They form a sort of "companion" to the Book of Common Prayer. This is a book for every Christian to own--and read. Osbeck did a superb work. Tragically in todays Contemporary churches hymns are ignored. If one had this book they'd know why hymn writers wrote these timeless hymns of praise and worship. This is one book that I will keep and cherish/5(36). I ended up using this book for family devotions as each hymn story has several Bible passages assigned to it--as every good hymn should draw from Scripture! Every evening at supper time, our family (including three girls a 8 and 6) take turns in reading Scripture, reading the story and then singing the hymn!/5().   "The explosion of hymn writing started in Great Britain in the late s and gradually moved to the United States," says Carl P. Daw Jr., an Episcopal priest and writer who teaches hymnology at Boston University and is executive director of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada. His hymn texts are in hymnals of many denominations and in many.

This is the fascinating true story of a family tragedy behind the writing of the beloved hymn, It Is Well with My Soul in the 19th century. Originally presented by acclaimed British actor Hugh Bonneville at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas concert.5/5(1).   Hymn Writing. June 18th, by JRL in AZ. At dinner tonight, we were talking about the announcement that the Church is re-doing the hymn book. I mentioned that we can write our own hymns and submit them, and that Orson Scott Card has written a whole thing about how to write hymns. To which my year-old daughter said, “Find an old Irish. Reading the hymns in this book raises my spirit to heaven when it is low. My heart sings quietly. Maybe one day my voice can articulate worship and joy audibly. I love Spurgeon’s Own Hymn Book. It is a feast! ***** Come, Holy spirit, Come! With energy divine, And on this poor benighted soul With beams of mercy shine. From the celestial hills. Hymn, strictly, a song used in Christian worship, usually sung by the congregation and characteristically having a metrical, strophic (stanzaic), nonbiblical text. Similar songs, also generally called hymns, exist in all civilizations; examples survive, for instance, from ancient Sumer and Greece.

In Dr. John Rippon published A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors as a supplement to Isaac Watts’ classic Psalms and Hymns. The book was an immense success. “The remarkable feature of the book,” writes Louis Benson, “is the great number of original hymns secured by him and there first printed.”. Read Hymn-Writers and Their Hymns from author Samuel Woolcock Christophers. Find more Christian classics for theology and Bible study at Bible Study Tools. This book features women's writing from the beginnings of Christianity, through the Middle Ages, the development It combines historical introduction and theological evaluation with . I began writing hymn tunes the same year that I began directing my first church choir. I was looking for hymns that would serve as choral closings for a service, and I grew frustrated. Although I found some excellent evening hymns, they were set to some very disappointing tunes.