The Stories of Hymns: The History Behind 100 of by Fr. George William Rutler

By Fr. George William Rutler

Hymns are greater than appealing musical compositions; they supply us with a heightened language for praising and talking to God, all whereas instructing us theology that displays either the intensity and complexity of Our Lord.

Sacred hymns in our day have given strategy to fifth-rate poetry set to fourth-rate song, as C.S. Lewis as soon as remarked. from time to time, the song utilized in worship could make us consider as if the tradition is usurping the Church instead of being transfigured by means of it. there's a transparent and current have to resurrect these distinctively diversified songs with a distinctively various vocabulary for those who are looking to reside precise lives as fans of Christ.

In those pages, Fr. George William Rutler introduces and displays upon dozens of the best hymns written from the earliest years of the Church in the course of the 20th Century. The textual content and composition of every hymn is integrated, in addition to inspiring bills in their authors and composers, interesting tales and old occasions attached with them, and notes at the major contributions every one made to theology and music.

Fr. Rutler has recovered right here a wealthy musical legacy that would aid us to provide glory to our God who's Lord of all.

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