Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee! | Episode 43

We decided that our next two episodes would be on a joyful theme, only to discover that by pure coincidence, both the songs are hymns which are frequently mistaken for Christmas songs. In this week’s episode, we talk about big fluffy dogs, Romantic era poetry, and pre-WW1 history – although Cara is trying her hardest …

Blessed Assurance: A Fanny Crosby Classic | Episode 41

We’ve mentioned the Queen of Gospel so many times, but this week we’re finally taking a look at one of Fanny Crosby’s best known hymns, Blessed Assurance. We’re going to talk about the incredible life of the hymnwriter herself, hear in her own words how Blessed Assurance came to be written, and we’ll be reminded …

‘And Can It Be’ — Charles Wesley’s Hymn of Grace | Episode 40

And can it be that we’re finally talking about one of Charles Wesley’s hymns?? Why, yes it can. In this week’s episode, we’ll be looking into one of his greatest hits. We’ll be talking about Charles Wesley’s post-ordination conversion, touching on why some Christians don’t like him, and, of course, discussing one of Cara’s favourite …

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty | Episode 39

We’re revisiting the trinity this week as we talk about the classic trinitarian hymn, Holy Holy Holy. In this episode we learn about the short but impactful life of Reginald Heber, and discover where the wonderful themes of this song can be found in the Bible. We also touch on some of our thoughts about …

Hymns in the New Testament With Pastor Daniel Funke | Episode 33

It’s with great excitement that we bring to you our first ever guest – the pastor, the publisher, the secret third member of the Hymnpartial team. . . Daniel Funke! In this episode, Daniel explains to us why people think there are hymns in the new testament, where we can find them, and why they …