The last month has been an absolute blur.
Vacation, research time in Nashville, 2 days in the office, 3 day conference, weekend…and finally, yesterday and today, I’m back in a normal rhythm.
I’ve been working diligently to get one branch of my research, called the LASTING HYMNS PROJECT, well underway. Over 110 readers from across the country have been invited to join in this research with me as a part of informal data collection to see what people think are the truly Lasting Hymns people still need to be singing 100 years from now. So many friends, scholars, musicians, ministers and people with a passion for hymns and hymnology have been so generously willing to participate and offer help. I can’t wait to see what this first leg of results brings in.
What would you consider to be the truly lasting hymns? Feel free to leave a comment or two…
But for now, a plea from a hymn-writer of years past. Can you name the hymn that this line comes from (without artificial intelligence help…i.e., google)?
“Grant me the cleansing thy blood doth impart…”
May this simple prayer be our prayer as well…