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 lyrics, and the complicated history of the hymn tune. All that and more!

You can find Chris online at Hymnology Archive. We highly recommend this site as a resource for those who want to know more about hymns and the stories behind them and those who wrote them.

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Man of Sorrows | Episode 77

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about the well known hymn, Man of Sorrows. We’ll be looking at the short but full life of its writer, talking about attempts to soften the language of the hymn, and encouraging you that no matter what, we can always praise our saviour. All that and more!

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