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Thread #93597 Message #1803397
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
07-Aug-06 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good hymn?
Subject: RE: What makes a good hymn?
True... hymns DO and SHOULD have a content.. but what do you recognise first about a hymn.. is it the tune or is it the words? How many folks could sing the whole of a hymn, rather than just the first few lines or the chorus from memory?
The best hymns that have and will stand the test are those that are blessed with both a message and a memorable tune.