Academic journal article The Hymn

Hymn Contest Announced

Academic journal article The Hymn

Hymn Contest Announced

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Search for a New Hymn or Song

Theme: "Formed in Faith, Shaped by Song"

Occasion: The 2016 Hymn Society Summer Conference: "Formed in Faith, Shaped by Song"

As part of The Hymn Society's ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song and in anticipation of the 2016 conference "Formed in Faith, Shaped by Song," the Executive Committee has announced a search for a theologically rich hymn or song that engages the theme of the role of congregational singing in faith formation. The winning entry will be premiered at our 2016 conference in Redlands, California. An effective entry in this hymn search will address how singing as a p art of a faith community shapes faith through various stages of life.

This search continues the series of hymn searches related to various aspects of the life and witness of people of faith made possible by a gift from Hymn Society Life Member Mary Nelson Keithahn.

This is primarily a search for new texts exploring the theme in accessible poetic language. Entries consisting of both words and music will also be considered, whether in a traditional hymnic or a contemporary musical idiom. …

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