The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 3, Summer

An Important Contemporary Ecclesiological and Trinitarian Hymn by a French Author
Claire-Lise Meißner-Schmidt is a United Methodist pastor in Strasbourg, France, and an important lyrical theologian. For a number of years, she has been writing significant texts and music for United Methodism in Europe. Perhaps the contributions of...
Annual Conference Report 2018: July 15-19, St. Louis, Missouri
Sunday, July 15Martin TelI arrived in St. Louis one day early, which gave me ample time to roam the beautiful Washington University campus, the host of our conference. Apparently, no sooner does The Hymn Society lock in a location than the host institution...
British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience
British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience ROUTLEDGE METHODIST STUDIES. MARTIN V. CLARKE. LONDON/ NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 2017. ISBN 9781472469298. 204 PAGES, PLUS INDEX. $150.00Martin V Clarke's profile at The Open University in Great...
Defining "American" Congregational Song
While last issue's column explored how global Christians contextualize music in their own spaces, this issue turns its focus inward to the United States: how is "American" hymnody variously defined by composers, writers, editors, and practitioners, both...
Director of Research's Report
For the 2018 Emerging Scholars Forum, we received a total of three abstracts in response to our call for papers. Admittedly, the number was on the low side, so I was concerned that these might result in a lacklustre session. However, upon consideration...
ÐOng Tâm: Bilingual Music and Prayer Resource for Vietnamese Youth
Dong' Tâm: Bilingual Music and Prayer Resource for Vietnamese Youth EDITED BY RUFINO ZARAGOZA. PORTLAND: OREGON CATHOLIC PRESS, 2016. 978-604-61-4222-5 (GUITAR ACC.). 86 PAGES. $25.00. 978-604-61-3781-8 (ASSEMBLY ED.). $4.00.As Vietnamese American Catholics...
Dr. Patrick Matsikenyiri Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society
Dr. Patrick Matsikenyiri has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (THS) at its Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, July 18, 2018, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the...
Dr. S T Kimbrough Jr. Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society
ST Kimbrough Jr. has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (THS) at its Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, July 17, 2018, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the organization,...
Editors' Notes
From Adam Tice:First, my apologies for the delayed arrival of this issue. My hope and intention had been for each season's installment to arrive in our members' mailboxes by the end of that season at the latest. However, as summer wore on, my work on...
Faith, Hope, and Love: Songs for the Church
Faith, Hope, and Love: Songs for the Church LIM SWEE HONG. CAROL STREAM, IL: HOPE, 2017. CODE #8846. 110 PAGES. $9.95.Lim Swee Hong is no stranger to The Hymn Society, serving in a variety of roles, including currently as its Director of Research. The...
From the Executive Director
We had a great gathering in St. Louis for our Annual Conference in July. We sang, we learned, we laughed, we confessed, we conversed, we cried, we committed to further action. Thank you to all who attended, who presented, who sang with hearts and voices!...
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor of The Hymn May 29, 2018Dear Adam,Greetings! I found much to ponder and affirm in the Spring issue of The Hymn. It was wonderful to read about the initial meeting of The Center for Congregational Song. And the articles by Lim Swee Hong...
Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns
Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns DEANNA WITKOWSKI. AUGUST 15, 2017. DIGITAL ALBUM $10.00, CD $15.00, DIGITAL SONGBOOK $15.00.Deanna Witkowski's recording, Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, is a substantial contribution to both the world of jazz...
Neale's Hymnal Noted and Its Impact on Twentieth-Century American Hymnody
The 1852 publication of the first volume of John Mason Neale's Hymnal Noted marked the confluence of two factors in the Church of England.1 The first was a renewed interest in pre-Reformation religious beliefs and liturgical practices that came with...
New Executive Director Announced
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. J. Michael McMahon of Silver Spring, Maryland, has been named the full-time Executive Director of The Hymn Society. Mike was selected after a final round of...
New Songs of Celebration Render: Congregational Song in the Twenty-First Century
New Songs of Celebration Render: Congregational Song in the Twenty-First Century. COMPILED AND EDITED BY C. MICHAEL HAWN. CHICAGO, IL: GIA, 2013. ISBN: 978-157999-985-8. 460 PAGES. $42.95.One distinctive trademark of C. Michael Hawn's, FHS, work is a...
Pablo Sosa Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society
Pablo Sosa has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (THS) at its Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, July 16, 2018, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the organization,...
Singing God's Psalms: Metrical Psalms and Reflections for Each Sunday in the Church Year
Singing God's Psalms: Metrical Psalms and Reflections for Each Sunday in the Church Year. FRED R. ANDERSON. GRAND RAPIDS: EERDMANS, 2016. ISBN 978-08028-7321-7. 240 PAGES. $24.00.Fred R. Anderson, who retired in 2015 after many years as a pastor in the...
The Celebrity Model of Music Ministry: Characteristics and Considerations
IntroductionIt is no doubt apparent that Christian churches are evolving in unforeseen ways in North America, to say nothing of the entire world. One of the most striking evolutions is the effect of consumer culture on Christian worship practices. As...
Theses and Dissertations
This bibliography supplements those in previous issues of The Hymn. The last such listing appeared in Summer 2017 (vol. 68, no. 3). The present roster includes papers old and new that have not been listed before. It was compiled from bibliographic databases...
We Lift Our Voices in Faith
We Lift Our Voices in Faith ITEKE PRINS AND RALPH FREEMAN. COLFAX, NC: WAYNE LEUPOLD EDITIONS, INC., 2017. ISBN 978-1-881162-61-2. 61 HYMNS. $17.50.This collection of sixty-one texts written since 2001 by Ralph Freeman, set to new music composed by Iteke...
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