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“I will go with you through the waters”: The Story of Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Sometime around 1880, Louisa Stead witnessed her husband drown while trying to rescue a drowning boy. It is widely believed that she wrote ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Songs of Hope
Musical Friends: The Story of Step by Step “Step by Step” was written by David Strasser, also known as Beaker because of his resemblance to the Muppet by that name. Written in 1991, the song was popularized by his close friend and frequent collaborator Rich Mullins. Beaker and Mullins, who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Songs of Hope
Never Too Late: The Story of Come to Us , Beloved Stranger 93 year old cellist and organ player Edith Sinclair Downing didn’t start writing hymns until she was in her late sixties. Born in 1922, she felt called to ministry but was unable to pursue her calling full time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Songs of Hope
Steady and Reliable: The Story of Great Is Thy Faithfulness Like the words of the hymn, the story of Great Is Thy Faithfulness is a story, not of dramatic experience, but of quiet trust in God’s faithfulness. The word faithfulness has been defined as true to one’s promises, and surely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Songs of Hope
It Kept Coming and Coming: The Story of When Morning Gilds the Skies The Oxford Movement in 19th century England led to an explosion of hymnwriting and translation. A group of clergymen and Oxford University fellows who felt that the Church of England should not be under the control of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Songs of Hope
Words for a Friend: The Story of Blessed Assurance Fanny Crosby, a blind poet, and her good friend Phoebe Knapp, an amateur musician, were enjoying a visit together one afternoon in 1873. Phoebe had just composed a new melody and played it on the piano for Fanny. After playing the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Songs of Hope
Rop tú mo baile The Story of Be Thou My Vision Some say the monastic chant "Rop tú mo baile" was written by Dallán Forgaill, chief poet of Ireland in the 4th century A.D. We don't really know. The first copy we have of it dates to the 14th century,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Songs of Hope
A Game of Telephone The Story of Source Kwake Yesu Nasimama Kwake Yesu nasimama is a traditional Swahili hymn which is a paraphrase of the English hymn On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand. Greg Scheer of the Calvin Institute of Worship translated this hymn into English, using the African... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Songs of Hope
One in Christ The Story of Come, People of the Risen King Modern-day hymn writers Keith & Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend wrote this call to worship to unite our hearts in the praise of the one who is our Savior. The song makes use of the classic technique of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Songs of Hope
W Zlobie Lezy The Story of Infant Holy, Infant Lowly One of the few Polish hymns that has been translated into English, the anonymous carol Infant Holy, Infant Lowly “W Zlobie Lezy” (literal translation, "In a manger lies") may have been written by Piotrowi Skardze (1536-1612), though some claim that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Songs of Hope
I Believe in Jesus Christ The Story of Once in Royal David's City Cecil Frances Alexander, pastor’s wife and Sunday school teacher, was teaching a catechism class. One of her pupils, her godson actually, was having a hard time understanding the Apostles’ Creed. Mrs. Alexander determined to write a series... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Songs of Hope
O The Story of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Since ancient times, perhaps as early as the year 500, the week before Christmas has been celebrated with a series of 7 short verses called the “O Antiphons.” Traditionally, one verse was sung each day from December 17 through 23 at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Songs of Hope
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The Fisk Jubilee Singers A Family Affair The Story of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” John Wesley Work, one of the few educated African Americans in the post Civil War South, had several members of the Fisk College Jubilee Singers in his choir. He passed his interest in negro... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Songs of Hope
Why should I worship a dead Jew? The Story of He Lives The words and music to the hymn He Lives were written by Alfred Ackley, a Presbyterian minister who had studied music in New York and at the Royal Academy of Music in London before being ordained to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Songs of Hope
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An Orphan’s Song: The Story of Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia Bernhard Kyamanywa, born in Tanzania, Africa in 1938, was orphaned as a young child. He was then adopted by the Lutheran Bethel Mission and raised by a German deaconess there in Tanzania. As a young man, he felt called to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at Songs of Hope
It's a Mystery: The Story of Fairest Lord Jesus The origin of the hymn Fairest Lord Jesus is one of those true mysteries of history. Though the first known appearance of the hymn was in a Catholic hymnal in Germany in 1662, legend has it that it was sung by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Songs of Hope
A Catholic Hymn: The Story of Crown Him with Many Crowns Crown Him With Many Crowns was originally written by Matthew Bridges. He was raised Anglican, but converted to Catholicism in 1848. He published the hymn that same year. The hymn is based on the description given in the book... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Songs of Hope
A Sunday School Hymn: The Story of Holy Bible, Book Divine During the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, children as young as four were employed in factories under dangerous, and often fatal, working conditions. Many worked sixteen hours a day, six days a week, with only Sundays off. One... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Songs of Hope
A Revolution in Church Music: The Story of O God Our Help in Ages Past Congregational singing in Puritan churches in England in the early 18th century was absolutely abysmal. Only Psalms were allowed to be sung, but most congregations had few if any Psalters and didn’t know the words... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Songs of Hope
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From Scoffer to Soldier for the Lord: The Story of Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Young college student Joachim Neander was well known for his rowdy lifestyle. One Sunday he and a couple of his companions decided to visit St. Martin’s Church in Bremen, Germany to make fun of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Songs of Hope
One Percent Inspiration, Ninety-Nine Percent Perspiration: The Story of Here I Am to Worship Pastor’s son Tim Hughes became the worship leader in his father’s church while still a teenager. While a student at Sheffield University, Hughes had been meditating on the cross, and on the portrait of Christ’s humility... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Songs of Hope
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A New Song for a New Venture: The Story of God of Grace and God of Glory Harry Emerson Fosdick was a talented and controversial Baptist preacher in the first half of the 20th century. John D. Rockefeller invited Fosdick to come pastor his church, Park Avenue Baptist in New... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Songs of Hope
I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church: The Story of The Church’s One Foundation The Reverend Samuel John Stone, an Anglican priest, was concerned that his congregation might be reciting the Apostles Creed without a clear understanding of what they were saying. He wrote a series of twelve hymns, each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Songs of Hope
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Everything Old Is New Again: The Story of Before the Throne of God Above Charity Lees Smith was the daughter of a Church of Ireland Pastor. In 1863, when she was just 22, she wrote a poem entitled The Advocate. The poem languished forgotten for over 100 years. In 1997,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Songs of Hope