From the Sept/Oct, 2011 issue of Touchstone
christianity Hear the Angel Voices by Thomas Howard

Hear the Angel Voices

Thomas Howard on the Versified Dogma of Christian Worship

For Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians, the singing of hymns—at least in the sense in which hymnody is understood and practiced in the Anglican and Protestant churches—does not occupy exactly the place that it does in those latter two sectors of Christendom. The move away from the liturgy at the Reformation fostered an enormous efflorescence of hymnody. Martin Luther, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and others brought to their congregations a treasury of hymns for which tens of thousands of Christian believers have been grateful.

There is, however, a treasury of hym . . .


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