Category: History of Hymns

I Know Whom I Have Believed | Episode 84

In today’s episode we’re going to look at an old classic chorus, I Know Whom I Have Believed. We’ll be talking about a man who was saved while praying for someone else, how good songs can come out of revival movements too, and why we can have certainty in our faith even if we don’t …

Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending | Episode 81

Today we’re tackling the last hymn in our Countdown to Easter series: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending! We’ll discuss the man behind the hymn and who the real author is, and we’ll be talking about Holy Week and how this song points us to an even more glorious day than Easter.

Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed? with Chris Fenner | Episode 78

We’re interviewing special guest, Chris Fenner, the creator and managing editor of Hymnology Archive. We’re continuing our countdown to Easter with him as we discuss Isaac Watts’s hymn ‘Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed?’ We talk about Isaac Watts’s significant influence on English hymnody, the importance of maintaining doctrine even if we tweak a hymn’s …

God Moves in a Mysterious Way | Episode 72

In todays’ episode, we’re talking about a Cowper classic, God Moves in a Mysterious Way. We’ll be peeling back the layers on this fantastic song, talking about how things are not always what they seem when we’re suffering, and encouraging you with plenty of hope from the Good Book. All that and more!

To God be the Glory! | Episode 71

Today, we’re going to praise the Lord as we look at the hymn To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done. We’ll be taking another brief look into the life of the legend, Fanny Crosby, and breaking down the lyrics using the Good Book. All that and more! Other Fanny Crosby Episodes: Blessed …

Commit Thou All Thy Griefs & the Providence of God | Episode 70

Today we’re going to talk about the longest hymn we’ve ever covered on the podcast, Commit Thou All Thy Griefs. We’ll be looking at the reality of suffering in the Christian life, why some hymns impact us so deeply, and we’ll be encouraging you to remember why we can say with certainty that God is …

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah with Jeremy Casella | Episode 69

In today’s episode, we’ve brought back special guest Jeremy Casella who will be breaking down the hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. He gives us some insights into the man behind the hymn, what inspired him to revamp this tune, and why some hymns endure the test of time. All that and more! Find …

Sing We The Song of Emmanuel with Matt Boswell | Episode 67

In today’s episode, we’re talking to singer and song writer, Matt Boswell. We discuss the origins of his hymn ‘Sing We the Song of Emmanuel’, what he’d like you to take away from the lyrics, and the importance of proclaiming the gospel through song. All that and more!