Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This Year's Hymn Study Schedule

September: “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” by Charles Wesley
October: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” translated by John M. Neale
November: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by Martin Luther
December: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley
January: “God, Be Merciful To Me” by Richard Redhead
February: “It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio G. Spafford
March: “All People That on Earth Do Dwell” by Wil­liam Kethe
April: “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” by Charles Wesley
May: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas O. Chisholm
CyberHymnal and Wikipedia have both been extremely helpful in my research of the history of these hymns as well as the history of the authors, translators, composers, etc.

3 comments:

Brite said...

We always did hymn studies growing up, and it seems like we used several good resources. Spiritual Lives of Great Composers comes to mind, as well as 101 Hymn Stories (and I think there is a 101 More Hymn Stories). I have the former if you want to borrow it; it has stories for about half the hymns on your list. By the way, do you still have my laundry basket? I can't find it, and I know at one time you told me I should come get it, but did I ever? :) If not, I'll trade you the book for the basket.

Eric said...

Thank you. I now have several wonderful hymns playing in my head instead of the pointless song I heard on the radio this morning. What a refreshing change to the day.

Anonymous said...

These are such great hymns. My mother wants "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" at her funeral. Another friend wants "It is Well With My Soul" at his funeral. You made wise choices.