Behind the Hymn: See the Conqueror (ft. an exclusive video with Jenny & Tyler!)

“See the Conqueror” is a wonderful hymn on the Ascension of Christ. It is not widely known, but we hope to make it more popular, with God’s help!  It was written by a 19th-century English bishop named Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1855), the nephew of poet William Wordsworth. Bishop Wordsworth authored many books, including The Holy Year, a book of […]

Behind the Hymn: Ah, Holy Jesus

One of our deeply moving Holy Week hymns is “Ah, holy Jesus.” The text was written by Johann Heerman, a 17th century Lutheran pastor and poet, as a translation and paraphrase of a medieval Latin devotion. Anglican poet Robert Bridges, in turn, translated the hymn to English, reducing it from fourteen stanzas to five. Bridges included it in […]

By |2022-05-21T13:08:50-05:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Behind the Hymn, Sacred Music|5 Comments
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