Tag Archives: John Newton

Music Notes | Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

The Collect (Prayer) of the Day appointed for each liturgical occasion can sometimes be easy to overlook, especially in Ordinary Time, when the Collects are rarely thematically related to the appointed lessons, but the body of Collects contains many fine … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

This week we continue the series of Gospel readings from the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse in John 6, paired with a passage from Exodus 16, and one from Psalm 78, describing the LORD’s provision of manna to the Israelites in … Continue reading

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Music Notes |Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

This week concludes our countdown of St David’s favorite hymns; as in the last several weeks, I invite you to read notes pertaining to this hymn – which needs little introduction! – written when another by the same author, John … Continue reading

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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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