Hymnology # 1
1. According to G.B. Stevens of Yale, Ephesians 5:18,19, teaches the joy that comes from the Spririt's indwelling edifies one another with devout songs of praise Christ accompanied by
the melody of the heart .
2. What three things make beautiful hymns a more vital spiritual force in our lives?
(1) Understanding the hymns we sing and the stories behind them .
(2) Knowing who wrote the words and what occasions prompted the writing .
(3) Knowing how the music was composed .
3. What did Walter Savage Lander say that was so encouraging to us in the study of Hymnology?
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of heaven given to earth, and the only art of earth we take to heaven
4. Congregation singing is the most important style of singing connected with an evangelical church.
5. Church History's great periods of spiritual fervor and revival have been accompanied by a renewed interest in
congregational singing .
6. Name three preachers identified in the preface whose ministries were identified with the promotion of congregational singing.
(A) 16th century Martin Luther
(B) 18th century brothers John and Charles Wesley
(C) 19th century D.L. Moody
7. Professor Kenneth W. Osbeck says that the study of Hymnology has often been called the
romance of sacred song .
8. The 31st of October 1517 has sometimes been called the 4th of July of Protestantism. What event took place on that date?
Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Cathedral of Wittenburg Germany
9. Osbeck calls A Mighty Fortress Is Our God the national hymn of Protestant Germany.
10. Luther wrote he would allow no man to preach or teach God's people without
a proper knowledge of the use and power of sacred song. .
11. The only person who is able to face the prospect of death realistically is able to live this life with
purpose and confidence .
12. Henry F. Lyte wrote Abide with Me shortly before his death. It has since become one of the favorite hymns of Christians everywhere during times of sorrow and distress.
13. Henry F. Lyte is credited with coining the phrase it is better to wear out than rust out .
14. Saint Francis of Assisi who wrote All Creatures of Our God and King about a year before his death was born
Giovanni Bernardone in 1182. Originally he was a soldier by profession and self indulgent.
15. All Hail the Power written by Edward Perronet is often called the National Anthem of Christendom .
16. Augustus Toplady whose name appears on much Christian music was editor of Gospel Magazine .
17. What statement did Edward Perronet make about his probable future that did not come true?
I was born and am likely to die in the tottering communion of the Church of England, but I despise her nonsense
18. What popular hymn was written by Fanny Crosby as an expression of gratitude to God for a direct answer to prayer? All the Way My Savior Leads Me .
19. What physical limitation did Fanny Crosby suffer from? she was blind .
20. John Newton the author of Amazing Grace became a seaman at the age of eleven.
21. What kind of ship was John Newton a captain of? a slave ship .
22. On 10 March 1748, during a particularly stormy voyage John Newton began teading a book by a Dutch monk of the 14th century named Thomas a Kempis titled Imitation of Christ . The experience of the sea voyage and the book combined were used by the Holy Spirit to accomplish Newton's eventual conversion.
23. Newton as a minister was considered to have extremist practices for his day. One of these practices lead to the writing of hymns. This was the singing of hymns that express simple heartfelt faith .
24.Isaac Watts is generally titled the father of English hymnody .
25. Charles Wesley provided some 6,500 hymns.
26. James Montgomery was twice imprisoned for writing on controversial issues. As a result in 1797 he published a volume of poems called Prison Amusements .
27. The words for the Battle Hymn of the Republic first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly .
28. The song was composed to make less offensive words to replace a song that was being song by Union troops going to war titled John Brown's Body the tune itself was an existing Southern American camp meeting tune.
29. The latter part of the seventeenth century saw the Pietistic revival in Germany. This movement was similar to the effect of the Puritan and Wesleyan movements in England.
30. The Pietistic revival lead by Philipp Jacob Spener, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Berlin, Germany was characterized by hymns that exhibited:
(a) genuine piety
(b) depth of feeling
(c) rich Christian experience
(d) faithfulness in Scriptural expression
31. The outstanding woman of the Pietistic Revival Movement was Katharina von Schlegel of whom little of a personal nature is known. She wrote Be Still, My Soul.
32. The greatest Christian music comes from people of genuine piety and Biblical knowledge, not a few who are from Scotland. One of the few of the women writers in this group was descended from the famous Douglas family on her mother's side. She was Elizabeth Cecilia Douglas Clephane who wrote Beneath the Cross of Jesus.
33. St. Christopher etymologically means bearer of Christ .
34. Gospel music as an important form of Christian hymnody had its beginning in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
35. The person credited with capturing more than any other writer the spirit of the American gospel movement is
Francis "Fanny" Jane Crosby .
36. Gospel hymnody has the distinction of being America's most typical contribution to Christian song. Robert M. Stevenson called it music of the people .
37. Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 songs in her lifetime. She used more than 200 pen names besides her own.
38. John Fawcett who was famous for the song Bless Be the Tie That Binds was won to Christ under the preaching of
George Whitefield .
39. John Fawcett was ordained a Baptist minister and he is distinguished by his faithfulness to the impoverished congregation at Wainsgate in Northern England from which Bless Be the Tie That Binds originates.
40. The first Wesleyan Chapel in London, England was founded in a deserted iron foundry and became known as the Foundry Meeting House .
41. Christ the Lord is Risen Today for the first meeting in Wesleyan Chapel in London just one year after his famous
Aldersgate conversion experience.
42. ___Hallelujah is from the ancient Hebrew worship service and was a common expression of praise in the early church. Jerome wrote that this word often shook the very ceilings of houses of worship in his day when believers sang their praises to God.