Lifespring! HymnStories

Bringing a new appreciation for the great hymns of the Christian faith by telling the stories behind the hymns. Hosted by Steve Webb.

HS26: Lifespring! HymnStories “Nothing But The Blood”

This hymn celebrates that which brings the salvation of our sins, for “…without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins…” Music: brokenBox…“Nothing But The Blood” Nothing But The Blood Robert Lowry What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the…

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HS25: Lifespring! Hymn/Carol Stories “O Holy Night”

O Holy Night, one of Christendom’s most beautiful hymns, has a very surprising background! Music: Background: Benjamin Shafer Band Sung by: The New Autonomous Folk Singers O Holy Night Lyrics: Placide Clappeau Music: Adolphe Charles Adam O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay…

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HS24: Lifespring! Hymn/Carol Stories, Day 21 – Advent Calendar “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Today we’ll find out the history of “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful”, James’ favourite carol! Music Theme: Bryan Duncan and the NehoSoul Band…”This Christmas” Organ music: Julie Melton Man: Gary Sundblad Song: Jill Parr

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HS23: Lifespring! HymnStories and Day 15 – Lifespring! Advent Calendar “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”

Today we’ll find out the story behind ‘Hark! the Herald Angels Sing’, which shouldn’t really be the title at all! Music Theme: Bryan Duncan and the NehoSoul Band…”This Christmas” Background: Download “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (mp3) from “The Spirit of Christmas” by Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Four Winds Entertainment, Inc. Buy at iTunes Music Store…

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HS22: Lifespring! Carol Stories/Advent Calendar Day 9 “Silent Night”

Today we’ll find out the history behind ‘Silent Night’, it might not be what you think! Find out more about Silent Night at whychristmas?com Music Theme: Bryan Duncan and the NehoSoul Band…”This Christmas” Background guitar: Michael Silvestri Download “Silent Night” (mp3) from “Christmas In New England – Guitar Celebrations For The Holidays” by Michael Silvestri…

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HS21: Lifespring! HymnStories “For The Beauty Of The Earth”

from “Hymns – The Old Made New” by Scott Wesley Brown This song has come to be associated with the American Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a beautiful hymn of gratitude to God, and you will enjoy the wonderful rendition by Scott Wesley Brown. Text: Folliot S. Pierpoint 1. For the beauty of the earth, for the…

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HS20: Lifespring! HymnStories “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

Written nearly 300 years ago, this beautiful hymn was written by Isaac Watts. Charles Wesley reportedly said he would rather have written it than all of his own. Sung by Jilleen. “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count…

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HS19: Lifespring! HymnStories “Softly And Tenderly”

Wil L. Thompson – From failure to fame to a life dedicated to service. Softly and Tenderly Music and Lyrics: Wil L. Thompson Song perfomed by: Jilleen Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, Calling for you and for me; See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching, Watching for you and for me. Come home,…

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HS18: Lifespring! HymnStories “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

Today?s HymnStories is a bit different. Normally, using Robert J. Morgan?s book ?Then Sings My Soul?, I tell you the background behind a popular Christian hymn and its author. Today, I?m not going to do that. Let me tell you why. Today I went to a funeral. Please, don?t be too concerned. The woman who…

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HS17: Lifespring! HymnStories “Take My Life And Let It Be”

This beautiful hymn was written by Frances Havergal at the age of 36. A singer in great demand she came to devote every aspect of her life to Christ. Listen for the whole story. Take My Life And Let It Be? Lyrics: Frances Havergal Sung by: Chelsie Boyd Take my life and let it be…

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