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: December 12
Hymn of the Week: December 5
Ed Hanson, Director of Music and Choirmaster at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, shares one of his favorite Advent hymns, which was written by a very prolific lyricist and feminist in the 1800s.
Hymn of the Week: November 28
David Sinden, Organist and Director of Music at St. Peter's in Ladue, introduces us to a hymn designed to open our eyes to the fresh liturgical season of Advent.
Hymn of the Week: November 17
Hymn of the Week: November 7
Mary Chapman, Music Director at Holy Communion, introduces us to a popular spiritual written by an escaped slave. The hymn speaks of being ready to join the saints when entering the kingdom of God.
Hymn of the Week: October 31
St. Peter's Director of Music David Sinden tells us about song some call "The Battle Hymn of the Reformation," but Martin Luther called "A Hymn of Comfort."
Hymn of the Week: October 24
Canon Precentor Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral tells us about hymn that comes from Psalm 103, and has become a popular selection for weddings.
Hymn of the Week: October 17
The Rev. Brooke Myers shows us how matching lyrics and music isn't always as simple as it may seem.
Hymn of the Week: October 10
Holy Communion Music Director Mary Ongjoco Chapman brings us the story of a lyricist whose near-death experience led to a spiritual renewal and the words to some beautiful hymns.
Hymn of the Week: October 3
Robert Lehman, Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of St. Michael & St. George, brings us background on a hymn written by the most prolific hymn writer in history, Charles Wesley.