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: September 26
David Sinden from St. Peter's in Ladue brings us a missionary hymn its author describes as "A Prayer for the Multitudes."
Hymn of the Week: September 19
Canon Precentor Pat Partridge, from Christ Church Cathedral, brings us background on a familiar song with Irish roots that is a prayer for God's presence in our daily lives.
Hymn of the Week: September 12
It may seem odd to sing a hymn about Jesus’ crucifixion in early September, Lent being months away, but O Sacred Head Sore Wounded would not be an inappropriate choice for this coming Sunday. The Rev. Brooke Myers explains in our Hymn of the Week.
Hymn of the Week: September 5
Holy Communion Music Director Mary Chapman introduces us to shape-notes in this week's Hymn of the Week.
Hymn of the Week: August 29
This week's hymn was written in 1865 and now is set to two different tunes. Robert Lehman, organist and choirmaster at St. Michael & St. George, gives us more history on this uplifting hymn.
Hymn of the Week: August 22
This week's hymn was written by the first woman to attain a full professorship in an American theological seminary. David Sinden, organist and director of music at St. Peter's in Ladue, takes a closer look at a hymn that continues our "bread of life" theme from the past several weeks.
Hymn of the Week: August 15
This week's hymn has its roots in poetry and Roman Catholicism. Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral provides the history.
Hymn of the Week: August 8
The writer of this week's featured hymn originally threw her song in the garbage. Luckily someone took it out and now it's one of our most loved anthems. The Rev. Brooke Myers has the story.
Hymn of the Week: August 1
This week's hymn evokes the deep, abiding joy and love that comes with Holy Communion and the prospect of becoming one with Christ. Mary Chapman, Music Director at Holy Communion, explains.
Hymn of the Week: July 25
Robert Lehman, organist and choirmaster at St. Michael & St. George, explains how this week's hymn explores the meaning of Holy Communion and builds on the theme of community.