“Some of the hymns they both used, but you could hardly tell they were the same. It fascinated me. I soaked up both traditions.”
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
“Ye Heavens, how sang they in your courts, How sang the angelic choir that day, When from his tomb the imprisoned God, Like the strong sunrise, broke away?”
Contributed by: Randi
Rev. Frederick William Faber
“We sing that old hymn 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus,' but we don't really relate to Him.”
“Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.”
“See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices...”
“I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church.”
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