The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 2, Spring

Children Sing in Worship, Volumes 2 Und 3
Children Sing in Worship, Volumes 2 und 3 Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2013. ISBN: 9781451424126 (vol. 2); 9781451462548 (vol. 3). $29.95 eachThese are the newest additions to an ongoing series. Volume 2 contains nine new arrangements, and Volume...
"Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing"
Can ome, thou fount of ev'ry blessing" is among the v^/ best known and loved hymns in the United States and Canada. Despite its ubiquity, it is also one of the most opaque texts employed in modern worship. It contains a never-ceasing stream of divergent...
Editor's Notes
Several of the articles this season relate to our Annual Conferences: In her Research Director's Report Tina Schneider highlights the research libraries available in Columbus, Ohio, the site of this year's Annual Conference. Deborah Ruhl's essay was...
"Feeling Religion": High Calvinism, Experimentalism, and Evangelism in William Gadsby's A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship
John Wesley famously called his Collection of Hymns (1780)"a body of practical and experimental divinity," in which the truths of God were carefully organized and illustrated through song.1 While books of this period served as liturgical and devotional...
From the Executive Director
Have you made your pledge to the Endowment Campaign yet?Those who have pledged have been generous in their giving and we are extremely grateful for that. The nearly $400,000 in pledges and gifts have come, however, from fewer than 100 members and friends....
Nominations
Executive Committee Nominees For President-ElectGeoffrey Moore has served on the staff of several large churches including, most recently, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church where he was Director of Worship and Associate Director of Music. Before moving...
Nuts and Bolts, Part II
This article is the second in a series exploring the nuts and bolts of performing hymns with particular stylistic attributes, especially from the perspective of an organist or pianist. Each hymn in the series is intended to be a representative example....
Research Director's Report
I am very excited that this year's conference will be in Columbus, Ohio, so I'm going to take this opportunity to expound a bit on the hymnological-research-related resources in the Columbus area.Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Hamma Library hosts a sizable...
The Book of Offices and Services, 4th Edition
The Book of Offices and Services, 4th edition Compiled and edited by Dwight W. Vogel (n.p.: OSL, 2012; available through Amazon and as an ebook), ix, 336 pp. ISBN: 9781478391029. $20.00.This book is the fourth edition produced by The Order of Saint Luke...
The Hymns of Adoniram, Sarah, and Emily Judson in Burma
Two hundred years ago, Adoniram Judson (1788-1850, born in Salem, Massachusetts, died in Burma) and Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789-1826, born in Bradford, Massachusetts, died in Burma) arrived in Burma (now Myanmar) on July 13, 1813. The Burmese Baptists...
The Oxford Book of Descants (Full Music Edition
The Oxford Book of Descants (Full Music Edition Ed. by Julian Elloway. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 117 + vii pp. ISBN: 978-0-19-336598-8. $25.50; descants only $7.75Oxford University Press enjoys a long-standing reputation for publishing quality...
The Song of Faith Unsilenced-Hymns, Songs, and Carols
The Song of Faith Unsilenced-Hymns, Songs, and Carols by Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-62277-000-7. $21.95This fifth hymn-text collection from the late Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr., FHS, represents seventy-five songs,...
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross": A Commentary
Isaac Watts's hymn on the Crucifixion, "When I survey the wondrous cross," has long been recognized as one of the greatest hymns written in the English language.1 It has become part of the standard repertory of congregational song in England and America-and,...
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