Reclaiming some Easter hymns

Reclaiming some Easter hymns

On the Second Sunday in Easter, Jaylene Johnson returned us to some of the great hymns of the tradition, all offered in new yet still faithful ways. Accompanied by Larry Campbell on bass and vocals, Mike Penner on violin, and Davis Plett on electric guitar, Jaylene offered up renditions of “Come, thou Fount of every Blessing” (words by Ro­bert Ro­bin­son, music by John Wy­eth), “Christ the Lord is risen today” (words by Charles Wesley, music by an unknown writer), and “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” (words and music by Ro­bert Low­ry).

The first two of these hymns date from the mid-1700s, the third from the 1870s. Frankly, we think all of these writers would be delighted to hear these new versions of their hymns!

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2 Responses to Reclaiming some Easter hymns

  1. benedictson says:

    How richly blessed are this community and the people it serves. “Come thou fount…. “literally reduced us to tears with this beautiful rendition. We are far too infrequent visitors to st. ben’s, but follow faithfully on this website and give thanks for Jamie, Catherine and the too numerous to mention musicians who serve in this amazing ministry. R & L Benedictson, Winnipeg Beach

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