Tag Archives: New Melodies

O Sons and Daughters Let Us Sing

“If Jesus Christ is not risen from the dead, there is not one glimmer of hope for the human race.” – Konrad Adenauer John Mason Neale was a churchman and historian living in the mid 19th century.  Neale was a … Continue reading

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Approach My Soul the Mercy Seat

A Hymn of Hope This month’s hymn is John Newton’s “Approach My Soul the Mercy Seat.”  You may not be familiar with this particular hymn, but you will know at least one of Newton’s other works.  His most famous hymn was … Continue reading

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Come for the Feast is Spread

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Blood

I’ve picked an unlikely hymn to start this project.  On the Background page of this blog, I mentioned that I usually write music for obscure hymns that are rarely sung these days.  Well, “Nothing but the Blood” certainly doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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About Hymns

The Nature of Hymns First of all, thanks for checking out this blog.  I hope this first entry will make you want to follow it for the next 12 months.  Since this is the first official entry, I’ll give you a little … Continue reading

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