Tag: 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!

The Church’s One Foundation | Episode 52

We’re tackling an important topic this week as we dig into the hymn, The Church’s One Foundation. We’ll be looking into the controversies surrounding the writing of this hymn (and its tune), questioning our attitude towards the church, and reminding ourselves just how much Christ loves his precious bride. All that and more!

There is a Fountain Filled with Blood | Episode 50

In this, our fiftieth episode (I know, right??), we’re bringing you a William Cowper classic we can’t believe we haven’t talked about yet: There is a Fountain Filled with Blood. There will, of course, be some blood in this episode, but there’s also a whole ton of hope and encouragement, and we can’t wait to dig into …

‘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 …