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  • 7 Thought-Provoking Songs About the Crucifixion

    03/31/2018 4:54:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/30/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    For the hundreds of millions of Christians who observe Holy Week, the Friday before Easter is a time of solemn reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus. Known as "Good Friday," the day is often marked by special worship services and re-enactments of the last hours of Jesus, from being condemned by Pilate to being buried in a rock tomb. Over the centuries, many songs and hymns have been written with a focus on the crucifixion. Here, in no particular order, are seven thought-provoking music pieces that focus on the cross. 1. O Sacred Head Now Wounded The exact origins of...
  • 'Onward Christian Soldiers' Should Not Be Taken Out of Hymnals, Says Popular Pastor Blogger

    01/16/2018 12:01:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/16/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A Michigan pastor whose columns on the intersection of faith and everyday life has argued that hymns like "Onward, Christian Soldiers" should not be removed from hymnals.Shayne Looper, pastor of the nondenominational Lockwood Community Church of Coldwater, wrote in a syndicated column published Saturday that "there is still a place in our hymnody for hymns and gospel songs that make use of military metaphors, like 'Onward, Christian Soldiers' or 'Soldiers of Christ, Arise.'"Looper argued in part that hymns with military metaphors were acceptable because the New Testament itself is full of such metaphors."Take, for example, the Apostle Paul. He repeatedly...
  • The Trail Band's "I Heard the Bells" for Kirk, from the Star Trek movie "The Undiscovered Country"

    10/01/2017 12:56:59 PM PDT · by mairdie · 19 replies
    The old Civil War carol "I Heard the Bells" by the Trail Band. Using Trek's "Undiscovered Country."
  • Looking for Help: Antique Hymn Music - abt 1800

    09/23/2017 4:35:08 AM PDT · by mairdie · 48 replies
    I'm trying to find an old source for the music of hymns and psalms from about 1775 to 1815. Since I want to transcribe from it, I'd be looking for something written down before 1923. Would anyone be able to point me to something of that kind?
  • Hymns Didn’t Come from Drinking Songs: Putting an End to the Myth

    08/19/2017 7:15:07 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 14 replies
    PONDER ANEW ^ | July 24, 2017 | JONATHAN AIGNER
    No, the melodies of our beloved hymns weren’t borrowed from drinking songs, bar tunes, and tavern music. I’ve had about ten comments on my blog posts this week alone trying to use the bar song myth as their smoking gun in the case for commercial worship. It’s an argument many love to make, but it didn’t happen. Those most often implicated in this myth are Martin Luther and the Wesleys. Luther did use German Bar form, a musical style in an AAB pattern having nothing to do with the suds. There is no indication John John and Charlie ever suggested...
  • A Short Consideration of the Sequence Hymn for Pentecost

    05/16/2016 7:28:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-15-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Short Consideration of the Sequence Hymn for Pentecost Msgr. Charles Pope • May 15, 2016 • There are several feasts of the Church during which a “sequence” hymn may be sung. The sequence hymn is sung just before the Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation). The feasts with sequence hymns are these: Easter – Victimae Paschali Laudes (To the Paschal Victim give praise)Pentecost – Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit)Corpus Christi – Lauda Sion (Praise O Sion)Our Lady of Sorrows – Stabat Mater (Stood the Mother, sad and weeping)All Souls – Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) Too many parishes simply omit...
  • Mandolin Instrumental

    06/07/2017 2:52:01 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 6/7/2017 | Revski
    Mandolin instrumental and lyrics, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus and God Be With You Till We Meet Again. The pictures of Christ Jesus are by, Greg Olson. Mandolin covered by me.
  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are ‘almost obscene’, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the country’s best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicans’ leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • How Great Thou Art

    04/15/2017 6:37:35 AM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/15/17 | Carry Underwood & Vince GILL
    Happy Easter freepers!
  • Dying art: Churches struggling to find organists

    04/09/2017 4:10:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 8, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Baltimore Sun:  When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew.Music — particularly the music of the organ — is central to the life of the church. Members say the instrument’s rich sounds complement their liturgy, inspire congregational singing and even seem to invite the Holy Spirit into their presence.But a six-month search has turned up just one potential applicant. Church leaders are trying every new strategy they can think of to get things...
  • 155th Anniversary of America’s Most God-Inspired Patriotic Song

    04/09/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 32 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 9, 2017 | JP
    One hundred fifty-five years ago, the Atlantic Monthly published on its front cover the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which not only is one of this nation’s most well-known patriot songs, but also, arguably, its most spiritual. The melody was borrowed from a Civil War marching song, which paid tribute to the abolitionist John Brown, and which was popular with Union soldiers. The song’s lyrics – “poor old John Brown is dead, his body lies mouldering in the grave” – were inoffensive to soldiers marching into battle, but deemed too coarse to be sung by the general...
  • Instrumental Medley of Hymns

    09/10/2016 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/10/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In this Medley, with the mandolin, I play 5 hymns, “Amazing Grace”, “Rock of Ages”, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, all arranged with scenic pictorial, flowers, and wildlife views. Peaceful and enjoyable video. Thanks for viewing and may this video bless you.
  • Mandolin Instrumental & More

    09/09/2016 3:00:22 PM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/9/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With the mandolin, I play two hymns,“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky views, then a display of biblical scriptures, with a instrumental end, with the hymns, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, written by William G. Tomer. The two instrumental hymns are accompanied with sing-along lyrics.
  • Hymns & Words of Faith

    09/08/2016 5:33:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 9/8/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I play and sing with the mandolin, the hymn,“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky view, biblical scripture and instrumental end of the hymn, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, written by William G. Tomer, accompanied with sing-along lyrics. I believe you will be blessed and comforted.
  • And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids Close - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night

    07/26/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night Msgr. Charles Pope • July 25, 2016 • One of the great night prayer hymns, “All Praise to Thee My God This Night,” appears in numerous hymnals of the English tradition. Sadly, it is not in our current breviary, but I hope that the new one might feature it. It was written by Thomas Ken in 1709 and is most often sung to the beautiful tune of Tallis’ Ordinal, which you can hear in the video below.Ideally, night prayer should include acts of...
  • SERGIO FRANCHI sings The Lord's Prayer

    06/01/2016 1:49:15 PM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies |
    Franchi's fantastic voice made him a mega-star---but the voice as stilled...hen he died from brain cancer. Some thirty seven years after his death, his albums still chart.
  • Instrumental Mandolin Medley

    03/04/2016 5:24:24 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/4/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    My last planed; upload, pleasant, beautiful, scenic instrumental, with six hymns, Battle Hymn of The Republic, Nothing But The Blood, Amazing Grace, Rock of Ages, Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, farewell to we meet again. Thanks for your viewing.
  • Jesus Love Me, This I Know

    12/22/2015 7:46:39 AM PST · by Revski · 16 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/22/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This song, Jesus Love Me, This I Know, written by William B. Bradbury. I sing one verse and choirs only, and I Dearly Wish all who watch a very Merry Christmas, mandolin and singing covered by myself, (o7jimmy).
  • Where Will You Be When the First Trumpet Sounds? A Good Question from an Advent Hymn

    12/03/2015 7:35:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Will You Be When the First Trumpet Sounds? A Good Question from an Advent Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope • December 2, 2015 • Part of the genius of the African-American spirituals is their ability to treat serious themes such as the final judgment in a creatively compelling manner that steers a middle course between unproductive fear and prideful presumption. Some of them are even playful: "I would not be a sinner. I'll tell you the reason why. I'm afraid my Lord might call my name and I wouldn't be ready to die!" Another spiritual says, "Satan wears a hypocrite's...
  • For All the Saints – Reflecting on a Great Hymn of the Church

    10/30/2015 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    For All the Saints – Reflecting on a Great Hymn of the Church Msgr. Charles Pope • October 29, 2015 • As we approach the Feast of All Saints this Sunday, we do well to meditate on one of the great English hymns, “For All the Saints.” It is a wide and sweeping vision of the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. Its imagery is regal and joyful, its poetry majestic and masterful. A vivid picture is painted in the mind as the wondrous words move by. To me it is a masterpiece. Many people know the opening line, but...