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This is a history podcast that covers the events that led to the development of Christian hymns and songs.

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Stories about Hymn Jon Phillip La Foy

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This is a history podcast that covers the events that led to the development of Christian hymns and songs.

storiesabouthymn@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stories-about-hymn/support

    Episode 27 - Come as You Are

    Episode 27 - Come as You Are

    I know! It's been a long time; I'm sorry.  But don't worry, I'm not off the air, just busy living life.  More episodes will come out soon!


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    • 11 min
    Episode 26 - A Rock of Shelter

    Episode 26 - A Rock of Shelter

    The mythicization of hymns isn't new.  We learn this in this episode about a very common song we sing today.  However, the story is still amazing and very applicable to our daily lives.  Whether true or not, this story is uplifting and continues to praise God.

    Here is a link to the hymn of this story being played in its alternate tune: https://youtu.be/cv4qQgiO5fQ


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    • 11 min
    Episode 25 - A Fateful Night

    Episode 25 - A Fateful Night

    It's been too long!

    Trying to catch up on the last few months, in this story we discuss the tragic circumstances that created a song we commonly sing to help encourage us.  An incident in this hymn author's life allowed him to pen these words to help encourage his own mother, and now we can sing it too.

    Here is the link I reference in the episode where you can see a draft of the hymn in the author's own handwriting:

    https://www.hymnologyarchive.com/what-a-friend-we-have-in-jesus


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    • 8 min
    Episode 24 - Tears of Joy

    Episode 24 - Tears of Joy

    This is a new, new song.  In an attempt to highlight some of those beautiful new hymns that are coming out, I tell the story of one woman's struggle to have and maintain her marriage, and the dark moments it brought her to.  But in the end, she wrote dozens of songs to help others in their trying moments and to, more importantly, glorify God.


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    • 8 min
    Episode 23 - Christ Stilling the Tempest

    Episode 23 - Christ Stilling the Tempest

    Mary Baker, survivor of a dying family.  After witness the death of many close relatives, living through near financial ruin onset by natural disasters, and her doubts of God's grace, she is given a life changing opportunity that she took advantage of to see revival and glorify God.  And she gave us a beautiful hymn.  Listen to this episode to find out more.

    You can find the main source for this episode at https://ldshymnology.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/mary-baker-1832-1925/

    You can go to www.visitgcbc.com to provide your support to Missionary Nate Shaver and family.


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    • 11 min
    Episode 22 - Interview with Randy Petersen

    Episode 22 - Interview with Randy Petersen

    This is a special episode.  I have a wonderful conversation with Randy Petersen, author of Be Still My Soul, one of the first books I started reading about hymn histories.  He was the first one who made these stories "real" for me, so it was a privilege to speak with the author for so long.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!.


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    • 1 hr 24 min

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