I haven't changed this to a weekly blog, but I'm still having trouble with my computer and the internet. Ordinarily I bring the hymns to you, but this week I'm sending you out to find some on your own.
These are some of the entries you might have seen this week.
Monday, February 22
James Russell Lowell (1819 - 1891) American poet and educator
Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848) British Unitarian poet
Friday, February 26
George C. Stebbins (1846 - 1945) American gospel song composer and author of a 1924 book containing his personal reminiscences of his fellow composers (which I consult often when writing about them).
Saturday, February 27
William J. Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921) American gospel song composer
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 - 1918) British composer
In addition, Wednesday, February 24 was the feast day of Saint Matthias. the first apostle chosen following the Ascension, who has had a few hymns written for him. Also, Tuesday, February 23 was the feast day of the lesser-known Saint Polycarp, about whom I might have written...
O Polycarp, Saint Polycarp,
We sound your praises on the harp;
We wish this hymn were longer, true,
But few have ever heard of you,
Tune: VOM HIMMEL HOCH (L.M.)
Geistliche Lieder, 1539
harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th cent.
But I didn't, because of my computer troubles.
Hope to resume regular posting sometime this week. Come back again.