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Tagged: “Hymns”

Notes on the Notes – Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday – So many questions…does anyone listen to the answers? Readings: Isaiah 53:1, 6b, 7,  selected verses from John 18:1-19:42  What is Good Friday? Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is the most solemn day in the Christian calendar and is the pinnacle of Holy Week.  It falls on the last Friday […]

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Notes on the Notes – December 30, 2012

This week’s hymns are: “Once in Royal David’s City” – (VU #62) – This hymn was written in 1848 by Mrs C F Alexander (author of ‘All things bright and beautiful’ and ‘There is a green hill’), with the aim of explaining to children the mystery of the Incarnation as described in the Apostles’ Creed.  […]

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Notes on the Notes – November 4, 2012

“Praise to God, Your Praises Show” (VU # 875) – This paraphrase of Psalm 150 was published by Henry Francis Lyte in his “Spirit of the Psalms” (1834).  The music is credited to Robert Williams, a blind musician, reputed to have an exceptional memory for tunes, who made his living as a basket maker in […]

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Notes on the Notes – Sept. 30, 2012

Great Shepherd of Your People (VU 398) – The words for this hymn were written by John Newton in 1769.   Newton was born in July, 1725.  His mother, a devotedly pious woman, died when he was only seven years of age.  He was only formally “schooled” from the ages of 8 to 10.  Newton was […]

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Notes on the Notes – September 23, 2012

VU #371 – Open My Eyes, That I May See – This hymn was written by Clara H. Scott in 1895 and is her most well-know hymn.  In 1882, she pub­lished the Roy­al An­them Book, the first vol­ume of an­thems pub­lished by a wo­man.   She was born in 1841 in Elk Grove, Illinois and died […]

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