Feb. 8, 2015

CrossWhat difference does it make…
when it comes to my stuff?

Pastor John Martens

Sermon Audio:
150208_Martens

Sermon Handout:
150208Handout

Hymn History
Holy, Holy, Holy

“Holy, Holy, Holy” was written by Reginald Heber, an Anglican clergyman, nearly two centuries ago.  He wrote hymns in an attempt to improve the singing in his little congregation at Hodnet, near Birmingham, England.

Most congregations in those days sang the Psalter–– but most sang it badly.  To inject a bit of spirit in the hymn-singing, Heber introduced his congregation to some of the modern church music of his day, to include John Newton’s “Amazing Grace.”  He also wrote dozens of hymns, the best-known being “Holy, Holy, Holy.” He wrote it for Trinity Sunday, as evidenced by the words, “God in three persons, blessed Trinity,” in the first and last verses.

Exert from Lectionary.org

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