The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring

2010 Macalester Plymouth Hymn Competition Texts
PRIZE-WINNING HYMNGod, we know that on this planetPaul BailieMeter: 8. 7.8. 7.DSuggested tune: pleading saviorGod, we know that on this planetwe are not the only ones,but with every tribe and nationwe're your daughters and your sons.With baptismal waters...
A. B. Simpson, B. B. McKinney, and Their Limited Hymnody
At first glance A. B. Simpson and B. B. McKinney, even though they shared alphabetical initials and the biblical middle name of Benjamin, may seem an odd couple to be paired in a hymnological study:* Simpson was born nearly two decades before the Civil...
Ad Libitum
Behind the scenesAs you no doubt know, the journal you are reading is the result of the work of many - if not of the clicked "small army," then at least the work of a good-sized choir. Among them are the editorial advisory hoard; contributing editors...
A Hymn of the Old Order
If there is one hymn that deserves the title of "signature hymn" of Anabaptist faith, and that deserves wider use, it is the hymn "O Gott Vater, wir loben dich" ("Our father God, thy name we praise"). It is an old hymn, but it remains popular. In fact,...
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Angels, from the realms of glory by Malcolm Archer [SATB and organ]. Oxford University Press (X510)This anthem is a work commissioned by the distinguished Portsmouth Grammar School in London. It was first performed by the school's chamber choir on December...
A Treasury of Faith Lectionary Hymns Series C
A treasury of faith Lectionary hymns series C by Gracia Grindal. Colfax, North Carolina: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2009. 91 pp. ISBN 978-1881162-30-8. US $16.25.This is the third and final book in Grindal' s series of lectionary hymns. She has compiled...
Editor's Notes
It is a pleasure to share with you in this Spring/Summer issue of The Hymn an article celebrating a program that is, quite frankly, one of the best things our society does - the Lovelace Scholarship. Would that I had known about this opportunity back...
From the Executive Director
Recently I attended the annual meeting of the Church Music Publishers Association. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet some of the people I have known only through email and phone communications, and also an excellent opportunity to promote...
Holden Prayer around the Cross Handbook to the Liturgy
BOOKSby Susan Briehl and Tom Witt. 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2009. 139 pp. ISBN 978-0-8066-9681-2. US $15.95.Related resources: Singing our prayer: A companion to Holden prayer around the cross: Full score edition. 66 pp. ISBN 978-0-8066-0683-6....
Hope Is Our Song New Hymns and Songs from Aotearoa New Zealand
Hope is our song New hymns and songs from Aoteawa New Zealand New Zealand Hymn book Trust (NZHT), Palmerston North: 2009. 158 items, 316 pp. ISBN 978-0473-15145-4. US $30.00.From two small islands come a wealth of lyricists and composers for the global...
Hymns for Worship
Hymns for worship edited by Bert Polman. Grand Rapids: Calvin Institute for Christian Worship; Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010. 340 pp. ISBN 978-1-59255-443-0. US $14.99This hymn collection is part of the series of resources developed and copublished...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
Michael Schmid, "Lutheran Songwriters Conference," WorshipConcord journal, vol. 2, no. 6 (June 2010)The first Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) songwriters conference was held on April 22-23, 2010, in Ellisville, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis....
Hymns That Tell a Story
"Tell me the stories of Jesus"; so begins William H. Parker's beloved hymn.Stories, chronological and detailed, are not that often the meat and bones of our congregational songs. Authors prefer to expound on issues of dogma or creed; to give voice to...
"I'll Keep on Singing" the Southern Gospel Convention Tradition
"I'll keep on singing'The southern gospel convention traditionby Stephen Shear on and Mary Nichols.Murphreesboro: Middle Tennessee State University, 2010. DVD, 56 minutes. US $15.00.This documentary surveys Southern gospel music, particularly as it takes...
In Dulci Jubilo
KEYBOARD MUSICIn dulci jubiloThree Advent/Christmas pieces for brass quintet and organ, arr. David Giardiniere [two trumpets, horn in F, trombone, and tuba, with optional organ]. MorningStar Music Publishers (MSM-20-210)This is a fine contribution to...
Let All the People Praise You, O God Hymn Settings by Donald Sebesta
Let all the people praise you, 0 God Hymn settings by Donald Sebesta edited by Lucia Sullivan. Colfax, North Carolina: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2009. 79 pp. ISBN: 978-1-881162-34-6. US $12.95.Donald Sebesta was born in Texas and was confirmed in the Czech...
Macalester Plymouth Hymn Competition
Macalester Plymouth United Church of St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced the 2010 winners of its annual hymn contest. Its fifteenth such contest was a search for hymns giving thanks for the nation's many blessings and calling on the church to work for...
Mary Had a Baby
Mary had a babySpiritual, arr. Valerie Showers Crescenz [2 -part treble chorus and Orff instruments]. Hinshaw Music (HMC 2231)A beautifully creative anthem is awaiting two-part treble singers this Christmas. It is based on the familiar call-and-response...
New Arrivals in the Book Service
Here are the newest titles in the Book Service Inventory. They are presented under the headings where you'll find them in the Book Service section of our website. Please check online or call us at 800-THE HYMN (800-843-4966) for the many additional titles...
O Little Town of Bethlehem
CHORAL MUSICO little town of Bethlehem ST. LOUIS, arr. David Evan Thomas [SATB and harp], lone Press (7259)This setting to the popular late-nineteenth- century American carol joins colorful and weaving melodies to form a vivid anthem with harp accompaniment....
Savior of the Nations, Come
Savior of the nations, comenun komm, der Heiden Heiland, arr. Robert Benson [SATB and organ]. Augsburg Fortress (978-8066-9829-8)This sturdy hymn of Advent was translated by the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal team and published by Augsburg Fortress...
Sing Praise for Faithful Women from Scripture and throughout History
Sing praise for faithful women from scripture and throughout history by Edith Sinclair Downing. Colfax, North Carolina: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2009. 60 pp. ISBN 978-1-881162-33-7. US $12.50Edith Sinclair Downing (b. 1922) discovered the art of hymnwriting...
The Georgian Harmony 2010 A Collection of Hymns and Fuging Tunes in the Shape-Note Tradition
The Georgiern harmony 2010 A collection of hymns anàfuging tunes in the shape-note tradition by Raymond C. Hamrick. [Commerce, GA]: Raymond C. Hamrick, 2010. 118 pp. US $20.00. Available from The Georgian Harmony, 1574 Adams Clarke Rd., Commerce, GA...
The Lovelace Scholarship at Twenty-Five
Every summer, at some point during the conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, a handful of people are introduced to the gathered assembly and identified as Lovelace Scholars. They tend to be younger than the average attendee....
This Is Our Song Women's Hymn-Writing
This is our song Women^s hymn-writing by Janet Wootton. London: Ep worth, 2010. 380 pp., ISBN 978-0-7162-0655-2. US $50.00.Janet Wootton - minister, theologian, textwriter, hymnal compiler, scholar, fifteen -year editor of the journal Worship live, and...
William Blake, Hubert Parry, and the Singing of "Jerusalem"
And did those feet in ancient timeyWalk upon Englands mountains green:And was the holy Lamb of God,On Englands pleasant pastures seen!And did the Countenance DivineyShine forth upon our clouded hills?And was Jerusalem builded hereyAmong these dark Satanic...
Yattendon Hymnal Available Free on Internet
TINA SCHNEIDERNote: Every now and then good things happen. And every now and then they happen to you personally. I am delighted that it was my turn just recently when I was forwarded the following piece by Bill Roberts of Virginia Theological Seminary,...