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Praying twice : the music and words of congregational song / Brian Wren.

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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford ML 3270 .W74 2000 (Text to phone) 30401147767929 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0664256708
  • ISBN: 9780664256708
  • Physical Description: ix, 422 pages : music ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-406) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Through all the changing scenes of life" : glimpses of congregational song -- "Rescue the holy pleasure" : why congregational song is indispensable -- "A more profound alleluia" : encouraging the people's song -- "Some demand a driving beat" : contemporary worship music -- "And speak some boundless thing" : assessing the lyrics of congregational song -- "Sing them over again to me" : refrains, choruses, and other people's songs -- "Captured by gender" : chant and ritual song -- "Such a feast as mends in length" : hymns as poems of faith -- "To me, to all, thy bowels move" : why do they keep changing the good old hymns? -- "Echoes of the gospel" : how hymns do theology.
Summary, etc.:
"Theologian and hymn writer Brian Wren explores here the theological significance of congregational singing, analyzes the importance of contemporary worship music, and explains the power of tune and text in the life and nurture of a congregation. Wren studies the lyrics of choruses, hymns, chants, and ritual songs, and identifies their importance as both poetry and communal utterances of theology. This is a resource for church musicians, pastors, and other worship leaders."--Jacket.
Subject: Church music.
Hymns, English > History and criticism.

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