Reformation Hymn Writers
Matthew 2:1-12 We do not often consider it, but God sent His Son to trouble our souls about their condition, to awaken us, so that we might be saved.
In our final Reformation Lecture, we study the life of Horatius Bonar and analyze some of his greatest hymns.
In our series on great hymn writers, we turn to one who God used to give us some of the greatest and best loved of our hymns, including „Amazing Grace„ and „Begone, Unbelief!„ – John Newton.
We examine the life of another great hymn writer, Charles Wesley, and analyze some of his hymns to make sure that they meet the criteria laid down in the first lecture of this series as well as to draw out their full meaning.
Having seen that we should sing hymns in worship, we focus on one of the great hymn writers: Isaac Watts. We briefly overview his life, and then analyze some of his most famous hymns.
We examine the debate over hymn-singing and exclusive psalms as a preface to surveying the lives and hymns of some of the great hymn writers of the church.