Blogmas Day 9: “While We Are Waiting, Come”

Good news! I'm posting song #9 on day #9! No catch-up! Today's song is "While We Are Waiting, Come." For the time being, we have transitioned out of the Glory to God Presbyterian Hymnal and into the African-American Heritage Hymnal, hymn #190. "While We Are Waiting, Come" is a song that has been adopted by the African-American … Continue reading Blogmas Day 9: “While We Are Waiting, Come”

Blogmas Day 6: Caught up in the Mustard, Trying to Catch Up, Pt. 1: “Wait for the Lord”

Despite the title, I promise this is still about Advent. I missed posting yesterday, because I had to prepare for a presentation that I have tomorrow. So, today, I will try to succinctly discuss not one, but TWO (2) hymns. The first is #90, "Wait for the Lord," a Taizé piece. Taizé is a type … Continue reading Blogmas Day 6: Caught up in the Mustard, Trying to Catch Up, Pt. 1: “Wait for the Lord”

Blogmas Day 4: “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Today we will study "Of the Father's Love Begotten", hymn #108 in the Glory to God hymnal. This is another hymn that I absolutely LOVE musically. I first sang this my first semester of seminary. It has a beautiful melody that reminds me of early church chants. This hymn was written in the fifth century … Continue reading Blogmas Day 4: “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Blogmas Day 3: “My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout (Canticle of the Turning)”

Hi everyone! The next song I would like to introduce to you is hymn #100: "My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout" or, "Canticle of the Turning."This is one of those songs you really have to hear for yourself in order to appreciate. It has a beautiful Celtic melody and is so fun and … Continue reading Blogmas Day 3: “My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout (Canticle of the Turning)”