Tagged: Sacred Music

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Sacred Music Sunday: How Can I Keep from Singing?

I love the hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing,” written by the 19th century Baptist minister and composer Robert Lowry.  Dr. Lowry also wrote “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Shall We Gather...

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Sacred Music: Peace, Be Still

Like so many, I was devastated by the policy changes in November 2015, and now, eight months later, I still have no peace about it.  I feel like I’ve been knocked down by difficult things...

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Sacred Music: When It Was Yet Dark

Guest Post by Exponent II Board Member, Margaret Moore Last year at the Exponent retreat a women’s chorus performed Stephen Hatfield’s When it was Yet Dark during the Sabbath meeting. It is a contemporary...

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Sacred (Romantic) Music Sunday

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since this Sacred Music Sunday post falls on Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to post some romantic sacred music.  Yes, there is such a thing.  I immediately thought...

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Sacred Music: The Ninety and Nine

As the daughter of a Jazz musician, I often struggled to like church hymns when I was in my early teens. The funerary pace at which most hymns were played, and the (un)written rules that...

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Sacred Music Sunday: O Magnum Mysterium

When it comes to music that is both Sacred and Christmas, O Magnum Mysterium by Dr. Morten Lauridsen succeeds beautifully on both counts. This work was inspired by the painting above, Still Life with Lemons, Oranges,...