Category Archives: Hymn stories

Methodist Hymn Histories and Studies

And a lot of them! See here. Here’s an example of one of their “hymn studies”: “Jesus Paid It All” Hymn Study by Dean McIntyre TITLE: “Jesus Paid It All” AUTHOR: Elvina M. Hall TUNE: ALL TO CHRIST COMPOSER: John … Continue reading

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“It Is Well” Manuscript

I’ve posted elsewhere on Spafford’s “It Is Well” but never knew that the manuscript of the hymn could be viewed.

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Teaching Children Hymns: Douglas Bond and Mr. Pipes

If you would like to teach your children hymnody, you really ought to consider the resource I reviewed over at Religious Affections, the Mr. Pipes series by Douglas Bond.  These books will teach your children (and you!) about hymnody, church … Continue reading

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Douglas Bond Hymns

My children (and their parents!) have enjoyed reading through our set of “Mr. Pipes books”, a series by Douglas Bond which recount the adventures of two young people and a relatively elderly organist-hymnologist.  Each chapter introduces a hymn-writer and at … Continue reading

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