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I Will Sing the Wondrous Song by David M. Music
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May 09, 2011

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If you like hymnody, this is an incredibly comprehensive look at the rise of hymnody, specifically within Baptist churches, but it also touches on the rise of hymnody in the church at large. At times it feels like they are just working their way through one hymnal publication after another, which can get pretty droll. But if you are interested in church music and its development this is an excellent resource for understanding how many churches transitioned from little to no singing to doing full blown hymns and embracing the use of an organ.

All in all, not the most exciting read - but hymnody is not a subject that is really action-packed. But it is very comprehensive and as a historical resource for better understanding the development of church music it is extremely valuable.

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