Joy To The World

This week's hymn is the Christmas carol, "Joy to the World." The lyrics were written by Isaac Watts in 1719. Watts was born in  Southampton, Hampshire, England, in 1674. Besides…

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I Wonder As I Wander

This week continues our focus on the birth of Christ with the hymn, “I Wonder As I Wander”, composed by John Jacob Niles in 1933. The hymn is based on…

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Good Christian Men, Rejoice

The Christmas season is finally here! This week's hymn, "Good Christian Men, Rejoice", speaks of the good news of the birth of Christ.  Not much is known about this hymn.…

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O Come, All Ye Faithful

This week's hymn is, "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Both the lyrics and music are credited to John Francis Wade sometime around 1743, although the actual authorship remains unknown. Earliest…

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Angels, From The Realms Of Glory

As we approach the Christmas season once again, I've selected the hymn, "Angels, From The Realms Of Glory". The lyrics were written by James Montgomery in 1816. Born in Irvine,…

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What Child Is This?

With today's video I present the final installment in this year's Christmas celebration with the well-known hymn, "What Child is This?". The tune is one of the most recognizable of…

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That Beautiful Name

Today's video features the hymn, "That Beautiful Name." Very little is known of the author of this hymn. The lyrics were written sometime around 1916 by Jean Perry. All we…

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It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Today's video features the well-known Christmas hymn, "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." It is unique among the Christmas hymns in most hymnals in that it does not mention the…

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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Today's video features the triumphant Christmas hymn, "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing." Written by Charles Wesley in 1739, the original opening line read, "Hark, how all the welkin [heaven or…

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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Today's video brings another well-known Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The text was written by Phillip Brooks in 1868 following a trip to the town of Bethlehem three…

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