AO 2016-2017 Hymn Connections

Making Connections

Younger students
When first introducing the hymns, families can mark or point to the location(s) on the map where the hymns and music originated.
If you have a wall timeline for the year’s studies, you could also add the dates to the timeline as you learn each hymn.

Older students
If students really connect with a hymn, they can choose to include it in their Book of Centuries.

All ages
Throughout the year, you can compare the hymn chronology to the readings you are using.
To help review hymns, each day sing the hymn you are studying for the current month and also sing a hymn you have previously learned.

Date Text/Tune Writer/Composer National Origin
500-800 “Be Thou My Vision” poem in coupled form uncertain Ireland
1680 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (German) Joachim Neander Germany
1739 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” Charles Wesley England
1740 “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” Charles Wesley England
1752 “Be Still My Soul Katharin A. D. von Schlegel Germany
1817 “Holy Ghost, with Light Divine” Andrew Reed England
1828 AZMON (tune for “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”) Carl G. Gläser Germany
1834 “The Solid Rock” (My Hope is Built on Nothing Less) Edward Mote England
1836 SOLID ROCK (tune for “The Solid Rock”) William B. Bradbury United States
1837 “Lord I Believe, Thy Power I Own” John R. Wreford England
1847 “Abide with Me” Henry F. Lyte Scotland
1854 “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” George Croly Ireland
1861 EVENTIDE (tune for “Abide with Me”) William H. Monk England
1864 LOBE DEN HERREN (tune for “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”) William S. Bennett England
1867 MERCY (tune for “Holy Ghost, with Light Divine”) Louis M. Gottschalk United States
1870 MORECAMBE (tune for “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”) Frederick C. Atkinson England
1871 LAMBETH (tune for “Lord I Believe, Thy Power I Own”) Wilhelm A. F. Schulthes Germany
1876 “Nothing but the Blood” text and tune Robert Lowry, William Doane United States
1879 ABERSTWYTH (tune for “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”) Joseph Parry Wales
1899 FINLANDIA (tune for “Be Still My Soul”) Jean Sibelius Finland
1905 “Be Thou My Vision” translated into prose Mary Byrne Ireland
1909 SLANE folk song first published (tune for “Be Thou My Vision”) folk song Ireland
1912 “Be Thou My Vision” versified by Eleanor Hull Eleanor Hull England


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