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Since our very first episode on Amazing Grace has continued to be our most popular, we thought that it might be fun to do an entire episode on the life of its author, John Newton. With all the social justice stuff and with Black Lives Matter becoming such a household name this year, the conversation felt all the more pertinent.

You see, John Newton was a slave trader, and contrary to the popular narrative, he continued in that trade even after his dramatic conversion. In this episode, we talk about his experiences on both sides of slavery, how we all struggle with sanctification, and whether John Newton's activities in earlier life mean we should be slower to sing his songs.

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Don't worry, we're not abandoning our reformed roots and claiming to be having audible chats with Jesus, we're just looking at a rather wonderful hymn, I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say.

This week, we're introduced to Horatius Bonar, Monet takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the 1843 schism in the Church of Scotland, and we find ourselves encouraged by the reminder of the wonderful comfort of the presence of God with us. 

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Whip out your passports, we're off on a journey around the world this week as we trace the development of the song we now know as How Great Thou Art. From the sea storms of Sweden to the sweeping beauty of the Carpathian mountains, to the post-war refugee camps of Sussex, this popular hymn journeyed across four languages over fifty years before it found itself in the form we know today.

 

Do you know any of the extra verses or different translations of this song? Have you ever come across 'the Martin Luther of Russia'? And did you know this song was originally Swedish?

 

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After a brief, but refreshing break, we're back this week with a song all about the gloriousness of God. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty is one of the best known hymns in our hymn books, but did you know it was originally German?

Brace yourself, this episode has us puzzling over accusations of 'muscular Christianity' (yeah, we're not sure either), asking whether it's possible to compete with J. S. Bach's musical skills (probably not), and digging up history as we find out what this song has to do with fossils of all things (it's ironic really). Join us as we explore this hymn of praise!

 

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If you've got those post-weekend blues, we're here to tell you: it doesn't get any better than this! Today, we have for you the simple classic, Jesus Paid It All.

This hymn has a wonderful combination of rich lyrics and a pretty tune, and has a satisfying providence about its beginnings. We find ourselves talking about why some people have reservations about 'choruses', the weird phenomenon that is eggcorns, and, of course, the abundant grace of God. There's so much we're still learning and figuring out, come learn along with us.

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Have you had any songs stuck in your head recently? We've both had a particular hymn we just haven't been able to shake. Last time we were together, the minute one stopped thinking about it, the other started singing it and it was back to square one! But do you know what we do when that happens?

We make an episode about it.

His Mercy is More may be a (very) recent hymn, but it's packed with good theology and edifying lyrics, all set to a memorable tune. If there's anything you want buzzing around your head all week, it's the truth that Christ's mercies are greater than our sins.

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What do you think about when you hear the word 'mission'? And what's is got to do with those of us who are just 'regular' Christians?

If you need a little help getting going with your week this week, then boy do we have an episode for you! This week, we're talking about the hymn, Facing a Task Unfinished. For many, it's an unfamiliar hymn, for some it was brought to their attention recently by the Getties, but whether you know it or not, it's one to add to your hymnbook.

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As you know, we Hymnpartial ladies really love Scripture, so we're delighted to spend this week talking about How Firm a Foundation.

This is no stuffy classic, it's a wonderful song that talks about the beautiful gift the Bible is, often lifting lyrics straight from Scripture itself. In a world that tries to undermine the Word of God, this is the perfect hymn to remind us to take our Saviour at his word and trust what he has said.

 

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Through sickness, through tragedy, and through the bitterness of lament, the Christian can always find strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Join us as we talk about this beautiful hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and how the Christian's great hope can confuse and convict the world around them.

Boy, do we have a cracker for you this week! As we discuss the age-old classic, Rock of Ages, we discover that Toplady was not the friendliest of fellas (although he does have an IMDB page all of his own), and despite his bitter feud with the Wesleys, their theology aligned on the most unexpected subject.

This is one of those ones where you've got to hear to believe it!

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