The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, Autumn

2010 Conference Report
Birmingham, Alabama, was the perfect choice for The Hymn Society's 2010 conference theme, "Sing of Justice, Sing of Peace," July 11-15. And what a gracious, beautiful site was Samford University, the center of our activities for the five-day event. A...
2011 Hymnic Anniversaries
This compilation appears here in three parts: a chronology of hymn-related events from 1550 to 25 years ago, biographical notes about the persons mentioned in that chronology, and a yearly calendar intended to facilitate appropriate remembrances and...
A Cry for Justice in Hymnody: A Plenary Address to the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
Samford University., Birmingham, Alabama, July 13, 2010Take away from me the noise of your songs;I will not listen to the melody of your harps.Eut let justice roll down like waters,and righteousness like an everflowing stream.(Amos 5:23-24 NRSV)Justice...
AGO Founders Hymnal
AGO founders hymnal compiled, edited, and annotated by Rollili Smith. New York: The American Guild of Organists, 2009. 128pp. US $19.95.When archaeologists attempt to reconstruct a past civilization, they do so with various items they have unearthed...
Called to Be a Committee
Many of us are involved with committees, whether at church or at work - one and the same for many of you - or through volunteer organizations. Oh myy a column about committees? As if it weren^t painful enough to actually be on them, now Tina wants me...
Christmas Is Coming: A Collection of Carols for Advent and Christmas
Christmas is coming A collection of carols for Advent and Christmas by Nicholas Temperley. London: Staine r Ö?" Bell, 2009. 150 pp. ISBN 979-0-2202-2254-2. US $22.95.Nicholas Temperley has been carrying on a secret life. Many know him for his long career...
Colours of Grace Gesangbuch der Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Kirchen in Europa/Hymnbook of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe/Livre De Cantiques De la Communion D'églises Protestantes En Europe
Colours of grace Gesangbuch der Gemeinschaft Evangelischer Kirchen in Europa/Hymnbook of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe/Livre de cantiques de la Communion d^Eglises Protestantes en Europe edited by Peter Bukowski, Thomas Flügge, Dorothea...
Commentary, Notes, and Introductions to the 1858 "Sabbath Hymn Book" the Musicalized Theology of Popular Belief Just before the Civil War
Commentary, notes, and introductions to the 1858 cc Sabbath hymn book* The musicalized theology of popular belief just before the Civil War edited, with notes, by Samuel J. Rogai. Lewiston, New York, and Queenston, Ontario: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009....
Editor's Notes
In the midst of a season of abundant riches for worship and hymn singing, this issue brings our annual conference report by the members of THE HYMN'S editorial advisory board. Along with their narrative are photographic and sketched impressions of the...
Family of God: New Hymns by John Thornburg and Friends
Family of God New hymns by John Thornburg and friends Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008. 68pp. ISBN 978-0-687-49089-9. US $8.00Family of God offers sixteen warmhearted new hymns by United Methodist pastor and poet John Thornburg, following on his 2003...
From the Executive Director
I hope you'll enjoy reading about our summer conference, "Sing of Justice - Sing of Peace," in this issue. If you were there, perhaps it will evoke good memories of our gathering; if not, it will give you a glimpse into the sessions - maybe you'll see...
Hearing WONDROUS LOVE Again for the First Time
I heard WONDROUS LOVE for the first time when Sara came home for Christmas. She was a voice major at St. Olaf College, and sang "What wondrous love is this" (WONDROUS LOVE) unaccompanied for the Watch Night Service at our Evangelical Free Church in Rapid...
Hope Is Our Song: New Hymns and Songs from Aotearoa New Zealand
Hope is our song New hymns and songs from Aotearoa New Zealand Palmerston North: The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust (NZHT), 2009. 158 items, 316 pp. ISBN 978-0473-15145-4. US $30.00From two small islands come a wealth of lyricists and composers for the global...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
Experience of hymn singingFriedhelm Brusniak, "Lieder als 'persönlicher Erinnerungsschatz': Nachdenkliches über Singerfahrungen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart" [Hymns and folksongs as a "personal treasury of memory": Thoughts on the emotional experience...
"I Will Sing the Wondrous Story" A History of Baptist Hymnody in North America
"I will sing the wondrous story A history of Baptist hymnody in North America by David W. Music, FHS, and Paul A. Richardson, FHS. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2008. 634 pp. ISBN 978-0-86554-948-7. US $45.00Two of North America's most respected...
Let the Church Sing on! Reflections on Black Sacred Music
Let the church sing on! Reflections on Black sacred music by James Abbington. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2009. 183 pages. ISBN 978-1-57999-771-7. US $17.95.The rousing a eappella singing of "Let the church sing on!" emanating from a small, energetic...
O God beyond All Praising
O God beyond all praisingTHAXTED, arr. Dan Forrest [SATB chorus with piano and optional string orchestra or optional brass sextet with percussion]; text by Michael Perry. Hinshaw Music (HMC2245, octavo; HMC2245A, string orchestra with piano; HMC2245B,...
Praise to the Name Thirty-Six New Hymns
Praise to the Name Thirty-six new hymns by Timothy Dudley-Smith. Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing (with Oxford University Press), 2009. 82 pp. ISBN 0-19-336588-9. U.S. $9.95.This is the seventh volume in a series of books containing eloquent texts by...
"Stand for What Is Right"
Worshippers who name the Creator a God of Justice and Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace must surely, almost by definition, be persons who "Sing of Justice, Sing of Peace." Hymns on that theme have been highlighted in this column, presaging, and now reflecting,...
Three Hymn Society Fellows Named at Annual Conference
At the annual meeting in Birmingham this summer The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada named David W. Music, Paul Akers Richardson, and Paul Richard Powell as Fellows of The Hymn Society. Cited for their outstanding contributions to the study...
To Sing the Artist's Praise Hymn Tunes of Sally Ann Morris
to sing the Artist's praise Hymn tunes of Sally Ann Morris Chicago: GIA Publications, 2009. 130 pp. ISBN 978-1-57999-775-5. US $24.95.This second collection of 48 tunes from Sally Ann Morris brings to voice many new texts, a couple of older ones, and...
Walking in the Light of Christ
Walking in the light of Christ by Janis Dunson Wilson. Colfax, NC: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2007. ISBN 978-1-881162-23-0. US $12.50.Janis Dunson Wilson is a teacher, musical theater director and composer, and musical director/organist for two Catholic...