Hymn Stories and Hymnology

A friend who saw yesterday’s Expository Songs announcement asked what resources I use to learn more about hymns and hymnwriters. It might be of general interest, so I’ll post it here as well: Hymn Stories Books of hymn stories are typically targeted to a...

Sermons and Hymnwriting

The hymns of an era often mirror the quality of that era’s sermons. Isaac Watts and John Newton belonged to an era of expository sermons, an era of rich and deep reflections on a passage of Scripture. Their hymns, and the hymns of other writers from the 1600s...