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Nothing Special

Nothing Special

Since 1888, people have been singing the joyous strains of “Blessed Be the Name.” The words to the verse of this song were written by William Clark, and the words to the chorus…

A Moment from the History of Hymns

A Moment from the History of Hymns

One day, Isaac’s father told him that he would thrash him if he didn’t stop speaking in rhyme. The seven-year-old Watts looked up at his father and said…

What About the Organ in Church?

What About the Organ in Church?

How does the organ fit into a revival-type service? Like so many things in life, this question is only apparently simple. There are several considerations that are important about the organ…

Teach the Old / Assume the New

Teach the Old / Assume the New

I wonder how many songs were written the same year that “Amazing Grace” was written but have fallen into complete oblivion through the years. Time has a wondrous way of…

The Famous and the Unknown

The Famous and the Unknown

When you look at the famous Christmas carol “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” the name of the famous Charles Wesley stands out as the author of the words to this famous song.

The Word Contemporary

The Word Contemporary

It is sometimes amazing to think of the many different implications of a single word. The word contemporary is such a word. For starters, this word may be used…

The Best for the Children

The Best for the Children

It’s difficult to know which songs will endure for generations and which will quickly fall into oblivion; but it is not surprising to find strong elements of…

Music From the Heart

Music From the Heart

In what is perhaps the New Testament’s most famous verse on music, we find a location for our song. The Bible clearly teaches us that our song has a location, and that location is in our hearts.

Two Sins Or One

Two Sins Or One

As Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. said, “It is never right to do wrong.” At the same time, it is possible to sin two times at once.

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