An Anthology Of Hymns And Songs For The Season After Pentecost

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The central focus for all congregational song for this season is the promised advent of the Holy Spirit's coming (John 15:26; 16:7-11; Acts 1:5, 8), and his actual historical arrival into the lives of believers (Acts 2:14). These two contexts have inspired a rich repertory of hymns and songs, from the medieval times of Venantius Fortunatus or Hrabanus Maurus to the numerous contemporary writers of gospel song and Scripture chorus. Among the traditional hymns, there is a tendency to praise the...


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