Gather Into One: Praying and Singing Globally (Calvin by C. Michael Hawn,John D. Witvliet

By C. Michael Hawn,John D. Witvliet

one of many merits of the multicultural nature of Christianity has been the creation of the Western church to worship song from around the globe. even though, whereas many songs from different components of the realm are actually to be had in Western hymnal collections, little has been written to aid church musicians and ministers comprehend, have fun with, and use those songs in worship. "Gather into One" fills this void. during this quantity C. Michael Hawn explores the paintings of 5 of the main influential international church musicians present in North American hymnals: Pablo Sosa (Argentina), I-to Loh (Taiwan), David Dargie (South Africa), Patrick Matsikenyiri (Zimbabwe), and John Bell (Scotland). Hawn discusses the biographical history of every of those composers and elucidates the which means in their track inside their respective cultures. Having studied worldwide tune himself on website in the course of the international, Hawn sees this song as a necessary reward from different cultures to our personal? sung prayers that could increase the methods we pray and sing jointly in company worship. His huge learn results in a few exciting proposals, with Hawn encouraging assorted expressions of worship, endorsing the church musician as a worship "enlivener", and creating a case for "polyrhythmic worship" in our church buildings. a different source, "Gather into One" demonstrates the religious riches to be won via multicultural worship and makes a concrete contribution towards understanding the global cohesion of the Christian church.

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