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