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Music Notes | Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

‘Glorious things of thee are spoken’ was written by John Newton, slave-ship captain turned Anglican clergyman, abolitionist, and hymnist (he was also the author of ‘Amazing grace! how sweet the sound’ [671] and ‘How sweet the name of Jesus sounds’ … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

This week’s Sequence hymn, ‘How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds’, was written as an exposition of the Song of Songs 1.3, ‘Thy name is an an ointment poured forth’ – but as with many hymns, it is rich with … Continue reading

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