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 of the unwavering assurance that is ours in Christ.

All that and more you never knew!

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‘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 hymns.

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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 Mormons singing (and sometimes editing) what are blatantly Christian songs.

All that and more!

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William Cowper and Depression (with Special Guest Regan B. King) | Episode 38

We have another special guest this week, though on a very different subject. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Regan B. King to talk about the Bible’s view on depression; the life of the hymn writer, William Cowper; and songs Christians can sing to remind themselves of the great hope we have. We also answer a mailbag question about what to do when you don’t like the songs your church sings.

We hope this episode encourages you as much as it did us!

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Trinitarian Hymns — With D. J. Bulls | Episode 37

This week, we’re joined by a special guest, hymn expert and PhD student, Mr D. J. Bulls. We’ll be talking about the trinity, the importance of singing to the triune God, and get some really helpful insight into why some traditions shy away from addressing God in this way in their praise.

Find D. J. ONline

Instagram – @hymnstagramm
Fearless4You Music – https://www.fearless4you.com/
Timeless Psalter Project – https://timelesspsalter.com/

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Scripture passages about the Trinity

– Ephesians 2:17-22
– Colossians 1:15-20
– Philippians 2:5-11
– Hebrews 1:1-4
– Isaiah 6:3

Trinitarian Hymn Recommendations

– Holy Holy Holy
– Eternal Father, Strong to Save
– The Doxology (Praise God from whom all blessings flow)
– The Lesser Doxology (Gloria Patri)
– Glory Be to God the Father
– Come Thou Almighty King
– Holy God we Praise Your Name
– Crown Him with Many Crowns
– Glorify Thy Name (1971)
– How Great is Our God

D. J.’s Favourites

– Come Thou Almighty King
– Come Thou Fount (https://youtu.be/mMRBaWeodvk)
– In Christ Alone (https://youtu.be/2CutcANXVcc)
– His Mercy is More (https://youtu.be/IijjW5Sew_k)
– O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (https://youtu.be/0KfYLtdi8tY)

All Glory Be To Christ | Episode 36

We’re back with another beautiful hymn about the glory of God. This time we’re blending the old with the new as we learn more about All Glory Be to Christ, a wonderful rewriting of Auld Lang Syne.

In this episode, we hear the hymn’s story straight from the horse’s mouth, Cara goes off on a rabbit trail about the use of traditional tunes in worship, and Monet shows us how saturated in Scripture this modern hymn really is. Join us as we explore these sanctified lyrics to one of the world’s most famous tunes.

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Glory Be to God the Father | Episode 35

What better way to perk up your day than with a hymn about the glory of God? Join us as we take a deeper look at the Horatius Bonar classic, Glory Be to God the Father. In this episode, we talk about trinitarian hymns (or the lack thereof), Revelation 5, and the God who must be glorified. All that and more!

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Valentine’s Day Special: Your Lord or Your Lover?? | Episode 34

We’ve got everything from the sublime to the ridiculous as we take a look at some of the best (and worst) songs we sing about the love of God. Join us as we discuss some of the cringeworthy lyrics supplied by you, our listeners, play pop song or hymn lyric, and offer up some richer hymns that can remind us of God’s incredible love.

This week we also answer another exciting mailbag question. All that and more!

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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 matter to us today.

Join us as we explore what may have been some of the Church’s oldest hymns.

Here are some of the suggested hymns in the New Testament, as mentioned by Daniel in the episode:
– Luke 1: 46-55; 1:68-79; 2:29-32
– John 1:1-18 (or at least part of it)
– Philippians 2:6-11
– Colossians 1:15-20
– 1 Timothy 3:16
– The opening verses of Hebrews 1
– 1 Peter 2:21-25

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