Hymn History

"What Would You Do (If Jesus Came to Your House)"

February 1, 2021

"What Would You Do (If Jesus Came to Your House)" is a country gospel song, written by Yolanda Adams, Errol McCalla Jr., Jonathan Broussard and Marcus Ecby, and popularized in 1956 by up-and-coming...

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Standing at the portal New Year. Jan. 4, 1873. Frances R. Havergal

January 1, 2021

Frances Ridley Havergal was born on December 14, 1836, the sixth and last child of Rev. William Henry and Jane Head Havergal. As a child she was called “little quicksilver.” Her...

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Did You Know?

January 1, 2021

Eighteenth-century hymnbooks were usually only collections of texts—they did not include musical notes. The first American hymnal to join tunes with texts was not published until 1831.
The...

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"O Holy Night"

December 1, 2020

A parish priest in a small French town commissioned a local poet and wine commissionaire, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, to write a poem for the village’s Christmas Eve mass. Cappeau read...

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“All my Tears”

November 1, 2020

Sorry I was not able to get the Oct newsletter out last month, my pc went, then it was a week before I could get a new one, then we had a vacation planned to our cabin in Maine and another week to...

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