Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

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I write this column as the New Orleans Annual Conference is about to begin. Within ten days of its ending the International Conference hosted by The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland at Robinson University in Cambridge, England, will begin. Participating organizations include the International Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie (known as the I.A.H., the European society), the Welsh Cymdeithas Emynau, and our own Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada. There will be wonderful congregational singing at each of these events; even though our "congregation" will be temporary in the temporal sense, it most definitely will be joined to the communion of saints and Church at large. I get excited and feel in touch with God even thinking about it!

Make sure that you read "From the Executive Director" and the "News" in this issue for an exciting development! The rest of this summer issue provides a rich look back at hymnic anniversaries for 2016, ably compiled by Patricia Woodard, and at a friendship that grew between two hymnal editors, reported on by David W. …

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