Tag: Hymn Writers

I Stand Amazed in the Presence | Episode 54

This week we’re coming away with more questions than answers as we explore the well-known favourite, I Stand Amazed in the Presence. We’ll be discussing the claim to the title ‘King of Gospel Music’, pondering some of the debate that has arisen over some of the lyrics, and reminding ourselves that the gospel is indeed …

Take My Life and Let It Be | Episode 53

In this week’s episode, we’re talking about Fanny… Ridley Havergal! She’s the writer of Take My Life and Let it Be, an encouraging song of devotion to God. In this episode, we learn a little about the life of this talented hymn writer, discuss just a few of the many Bible verses this song references, …

Olney Hymns: A Monument to Friendship | Episode 51

We’ve covered quite a few hymns, so in our newest episode, we thought we’d dig into the history of a hymnbook. We’ll be looking into the very special friendship of John Newton and William Cowper and how this led them to create one of the most influential hymnals in the English language: Olney Hymns. To …

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 …

St. Francis and All Creatures of Our God and King | Episode 48

This week, we’re talking about a hymn that was more recently revived by the David Crowder band, but actually goes way, way back. Our hymn for the week is All Creatures of Our God and King, but we’ll also be taking a look into the tumultuous, yet fascinating life and beliefs of its author, Saint …