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Civil War & military metaphor in hymns

Desert Dancer 26 Apr 11 - 09:27 PM
Desert Dancer 27 Apr 11 - 09:08 PM
JedMarum 27 Apr 11 - 09:21 PM
Desert Dancer 30 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM
LadyJean 30 Apr 11 - 09:49 PM
Ann N 01 May 11 - 05:35 PM
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Subject: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 09:27 PM

From a commentor ("crankyotter") on a blog post concerning the civil war at Atlantic.com:

"If you read/sing through church hymnals, the time of the civil war was when the vast majority of christian music abruptly demilitarized. There's still some 'Onward Christian Soldiers' type tunes hanging around and the santas still work for the 'Salvation Army', but a large amount of pro-war language went out of the American religious texts and hymns because of the horrors of the civil war. "

Mudcat hymnal experts: is this something that you have noticed? Or do you know of any documentation to the effect? Anyone got a pre- and post-CW hymnals to compare?

Struck me as an interesting observation. Worthy of someone's dissertation analysis, if it's not already been done.

(As an aside, I really appreciate it when there are interesting conversations in the online comments to articles or blogs. There are so many more places where the comments are not much more than mindless political knee-jerking.)

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 09:08 PM

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Subject: RE: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: JedMarum
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 09:21 PM

don't know but I am curious. I have researched the favorite hymns of a few of the important generals ... during the war.


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Subject: RE: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM

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Subject: RE: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: LadyJean
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 09:49 PM

There's The Battle Hymn of The Republic of course. There's also a hymn called "Hold the Fort", inspired by Sherman's march. I think, "Babylon Is Fallen" is also inspired by the defeat of the confederacy.


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Subject: RE: Civil War & military metaphor in hymns
From: Ann N
Date: 01 May 11 - 05:35 PM

Whoops ... wrong Civil War, US not UK :)

I remember being taught 'Here's a health unto His Majesty' (a song published in Playford's 1667 Musical companion) when I was at primary school, by the history teacher (a local man) who was rankled by Cromwell's destruction of the local castle in 1648    :D

... and no, I'm not quite that old :)       300+ year old songs/tunes are still popular around here :D


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