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.

HS16: Lifespring! HymnStories “All Hail The Power…”

One of my favorite hymns, this was written in 1779. When first released, the author was anonymous. It later came to be credited to Rev. Edward Perronet. Listen to the show for the rest of the story. Artist: Bob Bennett…from the CD “The View From Here” Lyrics: Edward Perronet All hail the pow?r of Jesus?…

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HS15: Lifespring! HymnStories “When Morning Gilds The Skies”

Written in 1744 by an anonymous German Catholic priest, this beautiful hymn of worship was translated into English one hundred years later by Edward Caswall. The hymn is beautifully performed here by: Hymns – The Old Made New Scott Wesley Brown Devotion Music Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Napster Buy at RealNetworks /…

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HS14: Lifespring! HymnStories “Fairest Lord Jesus”

Some of the details of this hymn, written in 1677, are lost in the mists of time, and yet… Today’s artist is Jilleen. Thanks to Robert J. Morgan for his permission to use the book, “Then Sings My Soul”. Links to the book are in the right hand margin of this page. Fairest Lord Jesus…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 13 “The Solid Rock”

The story behind this wonderful old hymn is one of giving to a friend in need. You’ll enjoy the story, and this new rendition. Strangely Looking Forward Daniel’s Window Cul De Sac Records Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Napster Buy at RealNetworks / Rhapsody Buy at eMusic Download “The Solid Rock” (MP3, 192kbps)…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 13 “The Solid Rock”

The story behind this wonderful old hymn is one of giving to a friend in need. You’ll enjoy the story, and this new rendition. Strangely Looking Forward Daniel’s Window Cul De Sac Records Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Napster Buy at RealNetworks / Rhapsody Buy at eMusic Download “The Solid Rock” (MP3, 192kbps)…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 12 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”

The author of this hymn was well acquainted with heartbreat and tragedy. Listen to hear his story. Music on the show: David Neubauer’s CD “Sweet and Sacred” What A Friend We Have In Jesus Lyrics: Joseph M. Scriven Music: Charles C. Converse What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 11 “Amazing Grace”

Amazing Grace is possibly the best known and most performed hymn ever written. Listen to this show to learn about its author, and the writing of this beloved song. Music on the show: Leon Siu and David Kahiapo of Aloha Ke Akua. The CD is Slack Key Praise. Chelsie Boyd Amazing Grace John Newton Amazing…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 10 “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”

Special thanks to: Robert J. Morgan, author of Then Sings My Soul, the source material for this podcast. Heidi Henninger, Worship Director and pianist at the LifeSpring! church in Riverside, CA. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing 1739 Lyrics: Charles Wesley Music: Carl G. Gl?ser Arr.: Heidi Henninger O for a thousand tongues to…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 9 “This Is My Father’s World”

“This Is My Fathers’s World” was written by a wonderfully gifted young man. You’ll wonder how he had time to write when you hear his story! This Is My Father’s World Maltbie D. Babcock This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 8 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

The story behind the 1826 hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! Lyrics: Reginald Heber Music: John B. Dykes Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, bless?d Trinity! Holy, holy,…

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