Category Archives: Hymns

A Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have doubly good news to tell you! First, there will be a symposium for hymn writers and translators in cooperation with The Good Shepherd Institute. Second, GSI has slightly altered their dates so that it isn’t over All Saints’!

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Raabe Hymn Text Competition

If you are interested in writing Lutheran hymnody, you have got to check out this Raabe Hymn Text Competition!

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Kurt Weber

I learned about something delightful that I get to share about. 🙂 It falls more under Lutheran resource than Lutheran authors, though maybe I can argue that composing is writing, too! For your pleasure: Hymns That I Love: Solo Piano arrangements of Confessional Hymnscomposed and arranged by Kurt Weber.

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Wazzlewood & Lord, Thee I Love

The winner of the Wazzlewood Giveaway is Whitney Crowell! Congratulations! Now, all of you, you have got to read my review below. It is for Kloria Publishing‘s latest release, Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heartillustrated by the fabulously-talented Lutheran Kelly Schumacher.

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Disaster Hymn Text

Ladies and gentlemen, please wish me well for the week ahead! Like I said yesterday, I plan to take most of next week off from blogging to catch up on other things. Having said that, tune in Monday because I’m reviewing a most excellent book, Shadow among Sheaves, for its debut! Beautiful writing, captivating story. Anyway, for your reading pleasure today, I get to share with you a hymn text sent in to me as a guest post by Lutheran author Mary Antholz. It is a disaster hymn text applicable to the terribly flooding we remain so mindful of.

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Ode to Symposia

I really could write an ode to Symposia, but I’m not sure it’d be in the right spirit. lol Seriously, though, I’d like you to consider going to the Fort Wayne Symposia next year.

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Twelve Hymns for the Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas and blessed Saint Stephen!

I do not know why some links end up pretty and some remain the same. Whatever. I still recommend this link. 🙂

https://music.cph.org/blog/twelve-hymns-for-the-twelve-days-of-christmas

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Free Mini-Hymnal

Woo hoo! Another free Lutheran resource to tell you about! Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, author, podcaster, radio personality extraordinaire, etc., has produced a free mini-hymnal that you can download, print off, use while visiting someone, and leave as a lingering consolation from God’s Word.

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Prelude to Postlude

I had a string of good writing days. Sadly, that stopped. Oh well, here’s another neat Lenten resource. It’s nothing to give up as a discipline. Rather, it’s something to add. I think it’s an excellent idea, especially for writers and word people like us. So, with little more prelude . . .

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Useful Hymns Review

In the fall of last year, (LCMS) Rev. Robin D. Fish released a great book: Useful Hymns: For Worship, Prayer, and Instruction in the Lutheran Church School and Home.  I blogged about it back then and now I happily offer my Useful Hymns review.

 

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