Hymn Notes

Weekly Hymn Notes

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Hymn Notes for March 7, 2021

From The New Century Hymnal Companion, Copyright 1998, The Pilgrim Press.

#401 O God in Whom All Life Begins

Carl Pickens Daw Jr. (b. 1944) wrote this text for the installation service of Susan Huizenga as pastor of the Rochester Reformed Church in Accord, New York.  It appeared in his collection New Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1996) with two settings, ACCORD by Roy Hopp and RITTER by Kevin R. Hackett.

 

Carl P. Daw Jr. was assistant rector at Christ and Grace Church, Petersburg, Virginia, from 1981 to 1984.  During this time he served as a delegate to the Virginia Council of Churches.  Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he grew up there and in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

This traditional English melody was expanded and arranged by Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) for use with the Christmas hymn "It Came upon the Midnight Clear."  The tune NOEL is still the primary one sung with that text in England.  It may have derived from the carol "Dives and Lazarus."

 

Arthur S. Sullivan is better remembered for the operas he created in collaboration with W.S. Gilbert, although he did compose a number of hymn tunes and edited The Hymnary (1872) and Church Hymns with Tunes (1874).  This arrangement appeared in the latter collection.

Hymns by Title

Hymn Number Title Service Date
#401 O God in Whom All Life Begins March 7, 2021
#202 O God, How We Have Wandered February 17, 2021
#320 Deep in the Shadows of the Past February 14, 2021
#588 Let Justice Flow like Streams February 14, 2021
#50 I Sing the Praise of Love Almighty February 7, 2021
#534 O God of Strength February 7, 2021
#166 Immortal Love, Forever Full January 31, 2021
#291 O God the Creator January 31, 2021
#43 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling January 24, 2021
#531 God, Speak to Me, That I May Speak January 24, 2021
#576 For the Healing of the Nations January 17, 2021
#593 Lift Every Voice and Sing January 17, 2021
#170 Your Ways Are Not Our Own January 10, 2021
#328 Wonder of Wonders, Here Revealed January 10, 2021
#154 Go Tell It on the Mountain January 3, 2021
#584 I Am the Light of the World January 3, 2021
#143 On Christmas Night All Christians Sing December 27, 2020
#164 Arise, Your Light Is Come December 27, 2020
#132 Joy to the World! December 24, 2020
#128 In the Bleak Midwinter December 24, 2020
#126 Angels, from the Realms of Glory December 24, 2020
#131 It Came upon the Midnight Clear December 24, 2020
#127 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming December 24, 2020
#145 Once in Royal David's City December 24, 2020
#130 From Heaven unto Earth I Come December 24, 2020
#144 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing December 24, 2020
#135 Adeste Fideles (O Come, All You Faithful) December 24, 2020
#134 Silent Night, Holy Night December 24, 2020
#110 Now Bless the God of Israel December 20, 2020
#109 With Joy Draw Water December 20, 2020
#119 My Soul Gives Glory to My God December 13, 2020
#105 Gentle Joseph, Joseph Dear December 13, 2020
#104 We Hail You God’s Anointed December 6, 2020
#418 My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff December 6, 2020
#120 There's a Voice in the Wilderness November 29, 2020
#114 Return, My People November 29, 2020
#420 We Praise You, O God November 22, 2020
#422 Come, O Thankful People, Come November 22, 2020
#294 There’s a Spirit in the Air November 15, 2020
#538 Standing at the Future’s Threshold November 15, 2020
#571 O God of Love, O God of Peace November 8, 2020
#575 O for a World November 8, 2020
#295 I Sing a Song of the Saints of God November 1, 2020
#299 For All the Saints November 1, 2020
#50 I Sing the Praise of Love Almighty October 25, 2020
#465 Teach Me, O Lord, Your Holy Way October 25, 2020
#28 For the Beauty of the Earth October 18, 2020
#177 God of Change and Glory October 18, 2020
#1 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise October 11, 2020
#586 Come to Tend God's Garden October 11, 2020

Hymns by Date

Service Date
March 7, 2021 Hymn #401: O God in Whom All Life Begins
February 17, 2021 Hymn #202: O God, How We Have Wandered
February 14, 2021
February 7, 2021
January 31, 2021
January 24, 2021
January 17, 2021
January 10, 2021
January 3, 2021
December 27, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 20, 2020
December 13, 2020
December 6, 2020
November 29, 2020
November 22, 2020
November 15, 2020
November 8, 2020
November 1, 2020
October 25, 2020
October 18, 2020
October 11, 2020
October 4, 2020
September 27, 2020
September 20, 2020
September 13, 2020
September 6, 2020
August 30, 2020
August 23, 2020
August 16, 2020
August 9, 2020
August 2, 2020
July 26, 2020
July 19, 2020
July 12, 2020
July 5, 2020
June 28, 2020
June 21, 2020
June 14, 2020
June 7, 2020 Hymn #570: We Shall Overcome
May 31, 2020
May 24, 2020
May 17, 2020
May 10, 2020
May 3, 2020
April 26, 2020
April 19, 2020
April 12, 2020
April 9, 2020
April 5, 2020
March 29, 2020
March 22, 2020
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