Monthly Archives: October 2011

Paul Gerhardt, “Give to the Winds Thy Fears”

Give to the winds thy fears, Hope and be undismayed. God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, God shall lift up thy head. Through waves and clouds and storms, He gently clears thy way; Wait thou His time; so … Continue reading

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John Newton, “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder”

Let us love and sing and wonder, Let us praise the Savior’s name! He has hushed the law’s loud thunder, He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame. He has washed us with His blood, He has brought us nigh to God. … Continue reading

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Hymn-writing and Economy of Language

I recently was introduced to Chuck King’s blog Te decet hymnus, and as I trolled several older posts, I came across this one that resonated with some thinking I’ve been doing about hymnwriting.  In a word, he ponders the significance … Continue reading

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