Over this whole frantically-raising-money-in-30-days-via-Kickstarter thing, we’ve had a few, recent opportunities to revisit why we do what we do as a music collective. We’ve realized that we truly are a part of something much bigger than ourselves. The “New Hymns Movement,” as some call it, is about bringing back to life long-forgotten hymn-texts.
This morning, we thought we would share with you a few of the resources we’ve found over the last few weeks; and if learning more about this grass-roots explosion is of interest to you, we hope these posts are encouraging and informative:
http://www.zachicks.com/the-hymns-movement – songwriter, pastor writes a very succinct and eloquent history of the bigger hymns picture.
http://cardiphonia.org/2012/01/17/observations-on-the-new-hymns-movement/ – Bruce Benedict is a founder of Cardiphonia, an organization that supports new hymns groups, creates compilations, and more.
http://thegospelcoalition.org/resources/entry/old_hymns_for_our_day – A sweet video of some of the big voices of this movement.
http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/other.html – It’s hard to find, but this page from the online version of Kevin Twit’s Indelible Grace hymnbook is a gem. Kevin has done a nice job putting together these resources (and writing many of them!).