Hymn of the Week
For many of us, the loss of congregational singing is a regrettable consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
So that we may continue to be enriched by our hymnody, this weekly column will examine a hymn which is appropriate for the Sunday following its publication.
We are grateful to the Rev. Brooke Myers for curating this wonderful new resource!
Hymn of the Week: October 9, 2022
Ed Hanson from Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia shares his love of fall and beautiful church music in this week's featured hymn.
Hymn of the Week: August 28, 2022
Ed Hanson from Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia writes about one of the most joyous expressions of hymn lyrics in the English language.
Hymn of the Week: August 7, 2022
The Rev. Brooke Myers brings us the story of a hymn that was written during dark war times -- a theme that resonates with today's troubled times.
Hymn of the Week: July 31, 2022
With words from an ailing poet and music from one of the most recognizable composers of the 20th Century, Mary Chapman introduces us to this week's hymn: At the name of Jesus.
Hymn of the Week: July 24, 2022
Nick Bideler at St. Michael & St. George brings us the story of "Eternal Spirit of the living Christ," a tune that is very accessible to both choir and congregation.
Hymn of the Week: July 10, 2022
David Sinden from St. Peter's shares a story of a hymn with a dramatic interlude that helps us appreciate the poets and composers who create sacred music.
Hymn of the Week: July 3, 2022
The tune of this week's hymn has the distinction of being one of the first works coming from the African-American culture to enter a hymnal of a major Protestant denomination. Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral brings us the story.
Hymn of the Week: June 26, 2022
The Rev. Brooke Myers explains how hymns are chosen for each Sunday and brings us the story behind My Song is Love Unknown.
Hymn of the Week: June 5, 2022
Ed Hanson from Calvary Church in Columbia shares his fascination of how tunes and texts get matched together and challenges us to have a little creative fun with meters.
Hymn of the Week: May 29, 2022
David Sinden from St. Peter's in Ladue brings us a hymn that begins with a stark contrast between two crowns: one of cruelty and suffering versus one of heavenly exaltation.