Posts Tagged ‘Hymns’

The Gettys on the “lost art” of writing for congregations I read this and couldn’t resist sharing.  The Gettys are so right–most of the music being marketed as worship music today is written and arranged to make for a good listening experience.  Writing good congregational pieces is an art.  I’m glad the Gettys are trying to […]

After something like 10 hours wrangling with all this data, I think I have some results to share with you.  You can click on the images in this post to see the results, or download the whole thing as a PDF here.  Please, comment, repost, and share with anyone you think might be interested.  Is […]

In the spirit of making old hymns available to the current world of guitar-wielding worship leaders, I recorded a video of Charles Wesley’s great old hymn And Can It Be That I Should Gain.  I personally think this is one of the best hymns ever written, and though the melody is challenging, I have found […]

If you talk to Christians about the music at their churches, it will not be long before the topic becomes the relative merits or demerits of “hymns” versus “praise songs.”  These conversations often operate on a shared set of assumptions that are not explicit to the outside observer.  For instance: What is a hymn?  And […]