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The Story Behind ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’
Thomas A. Dorsey’s song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” is one of the most beloved gospel songs of all time. The song’s power comes ...
A Carol for the Despairing
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, later set to music. It was written over the Christmas of either ...
Hymn Ignored for 120 Years Becomes ‘Spiritual National Anthem’
In 1779, a British pastor published a hymnbook titled Onley Hymns. It became an immediate bestseller. The public largely ignored Hymn #41 in the collection, ...
Former Gang Member Now Sings Hymns for Hospital Patients
Enrique Rodriquez from Central Jersey, left behind a life of crime and violence after turning to religion. He is now a phlebotomist at Robert Wood Johnson ...
Leave Room for the Holy Spirit
The Trinity almost never comes up in the songs sung by American Christians, according to a new study from Southern Wesleyan University. In worship songs ...
The Problem with Holly Jolly Christmas Songs
Christian leader and writer Russell Moore recently overheard a young man complaining how much he disliked Christmas. But his anti-Christmas mood wasn’t ...
Comedian Steve Martin: ‘Atheists Don’t Have No Songs’
Christians have joyful, stirring songs that celebrate the wonder of our relation with God. This is especially true during the Christmas season with songs ...
The 'Wrath of God' Makes the News
Strangely enough, the 'wrath of God' became a news item. Here's what happened: A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) committee wanted to add the ...
The Despair of William Cowper
William Cowper (1731-1800)
Despite recurring mental illness, he wrote hymns on God's providence.
William Cowper's poetic achievements are remarkable ...