Meet the hymn writers

The Advent hymn we do not sing

Finding a place in Advent for George Matheson’s most enduring hymn, O love that wilt not let me go.     see details / comment

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The God of all things – the trust that inspires Margaret Rizza

A “second career” as a composer has brought Margaret Rizza unforeseen opportunities to express her faith in music and hymns.     see details / comment

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Gifts for all – the worship music of Barbara Honeyball Young

It’s not all about hymns. Barbara Honeyball Young uses responses and short songs to engage all ages in worship.     see details / comment

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Pain and passion – the hymns of William Cowper

Cowper’s life and faith reflected in his hymns     see details / comment

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Stories behind the hymns – why they matter

Mark Woods goes in search of the lives behind the hymns     see details / comment

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Taking a broad approach – the hymn writing of Martin Leckebusch

An introduction to the hymns and ideas of a prolific contemporary hymn writer     see details / comment

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Faith sung and shared

Meet the hymn writing partnership of Paul Wood and Ian Worsfold     see details / comment

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Five hymns for Aldersgate

Explore the Wesleys in their own words and those of others     see details / comment

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Hymns from prison: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Introducing Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his poem-hymns     see details / comment

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A jolt of reality – the hymns of Shirley Erena Murray

Introducing New Zealand’s leading hymn writer     see details / comment

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Singing the Faith – the “top ten” authors

Three things we can learn from the writers who have contributed most hymns to Singing the Faith.     see details / comment

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Celebrating George Herbert, priest and poet

Introducing the life and hymns of George Herbert     see details / comment

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Travelling beyond the walls – meeting Rosemary Wakelin

Rosemary Wakelin reflects on “risking the path he trod”, the theme for the 2014 Easter Offering worship resources     see details / comment

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In praise of psalms – meet David Lee

Composer David Lee speaks about the importance of psalms and “thinking small”     see details / comment

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Hymns for honest pilgrims

Introducing the hymn-writing partnership of Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett     see details / comment

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More to say about healing

What we understand by ‘healing’ has changed over the years and we need new ways of singing about it, says hymn writer Jan Berry     see details / comment

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Meet Anna Briggs: hymn writer and knitter (Part 1)

Getting to know a hymnwriter whose challenging hymns should be better known.     see details / comment

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Meet Anna Briggs: hymn writer and knitter (Part 2)

Anna Briggs finds the challenges and gifts of faith within our hardest human experiences.     see details / comment

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We believe – singing The Apostle’s Creed

Teacher and musician Paul Thompson explains why he wanted to re-shape one of Christianity’s defining creeds into a singable form     see details / comment

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