Hymn History

Blind Helen Howarth Lemmel Turns Our Eyes by Chris Field

February 1, 2022

Helen Howarth Lemmel was born in Wardle, England to a Wesleyan Methodist pastor and his wife on November 14, 1863.
Twelve years later the family migrated to America. Helen lived briefly in...

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He Leadeth Me Story by Diana Leagh Matthews

January 1, 2022

Joseph Henry Gilmore was a seminary professor, Baptist minister, and author of several textbooks in Hebrew and English. However, he is best remembered today for his hymn He Leadeth Me.
The year was...

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Story Behind Coventry Carol

December 31, 2021

The "Coventry Carol" is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The song originates from an English Christmas play about the Bible story of Jesus' birth. The carol was...

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"His Eye Is On The Sparrow" By Bill Dagle

November 1, 2021

It was Mrs. Martin’s daughter who inspired her to write God Will Take Care of You with the simple reminder that God does during times of illness. The year was 1904, and the Martin’s...

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"O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" George Matheson 1842 -1906

October 3, 2021

The story behind the hymn "O love that wilt not let me go"  George Matheson was born in Glasgow on 27th March 1842. He was the eldest of eight children in the family and one of the brightest....

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