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A collaborative audio project designed to explore the words and music of Christian hymnody and our responses to them.

A collaborative audio project designed to explore the words and music of Christian hymnody and our responses to them.
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A collaborative audio project designed to explore the words and music of Christian hymnody and our responses to them.

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English


Episodes

Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent

4/12/2019
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"Ye watchers and ye holy ones", Part 2, from David Sinden. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. This child through David's city shall ride in triumph by; the palm shall strew its branches, and every stone shall cry. (Hymn 104) And did not Jesus sing a song that night / when utmost evil strove against...

Duration:00:07:23

Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent

4/11/2019
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"Now, my tongue, the mystery telling" (Hymn 329) from the Rev. Erin Rath. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O God, you have called us to be your children, and have promised that those who...

Duration:00:05:44

Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

4/10/2019
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"We the Lord's people" (Hymn 51) from Marty Wheeler Burnett. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Association of Anglican Musicians The Crowning Glory: New Descants for Church Choirs Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different...

Duration:00:06:28

Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

4/9/2019
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"There's a wideness in God's mercy" (Hymn 469) from Robert Richter. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. The recording of the hymn, courtesy of Mr. Richter, was made at Christ Church, Bronxville, N.Y., directed by Christopher Wells, with Mr. Richter at the organ. This episode was edited by Robert...

Duration:00:04:40

Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent

4/8/2019
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"O thou who camest from above" (Hymn 704) from Jason Abel. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Be gracious to your people, we entreat you, O Lord, that they, repenting day by day of the...

Duration:00:06:42

Friday in the Fourth Week of Lent

4/5/2019
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"Jesus, keep me near the cross" from the Rev. David Casey Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. This hymn is found in Lift Every Voice and Sing at Hymn 29. Other hymn numbers in the Songs in the Desert project, when given without reference to another book, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns...

Duration:00:06:28

Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

4/4/2019
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"Hosanna to the living Lord" (Hymn 486) from Michael Smith. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Almighty and most merciful God, drive from us all weakness of body, mind, and spirit; that,...

Duration:00:06:25

Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

4/3/2019
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"When Christ was lifted from the earth" (Hymn 603/604) from the Rev. Raphiell Ashford. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O Lord our God, you sustained your ancient people in the...

Duration:00:06:17

Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

4/2/2019
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"O Food to pilgrims given" (Hymn 308) from Meg Carter. The original translation by Athelstan Riley begins "O Food of men wayfaring". It is a translation of the Latin hymn "O esca viatorum". Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can...

Duration:00:06:10

Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent

4/1/2019
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"Were you there when they crucified my Lord" (Hymn 172) from the Rev. Loren Lasch. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O Lord our God, in your holy Sacraments you have given us a foretaste...

Duration:00:05:19

Friday in the Third Week of Lent

3/29/2019
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"I sing a song of the saints of God" (Hymn 293) from Kitty Davis. Download this episode (mp3). Grand Isle, Vermont John H. Hopkins, Hymnary.org I Sing a Song of the Saints of God, illustrated by Judith Gwyn Brown Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be...

Duration:00:06:27

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

3/28/2019
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"Jerusalem the golden" (Hymn 624) from Sumner Jenkins. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Keep watch over your Church, O Lord, with your unfailing love; and, since it is grounded in human...

Duration:00:05:23

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

3/27/2019
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"Just as I am" (Hymn 693) from Scott Elsholz. A rebroadcast of an episode from March 15, 2018. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple podcasts, Stitcher,...

Duration:00:05:31

Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

3/26/2019
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"Love divine, all loves excelling" from Richard Pryor. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom you have given a fervent...

Duration:00:03:34

The Annunciation of Our Lord

3/25/2019
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"Ye who claim the faith of Jesus" (Hymn 268) from the Rev. Jennifer Deaton. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the...

Duration:00:08:43

Friday in the Second Week of Lent

3/22/2019
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"He heals me" from the Rev. Joseph Wallace-Williams. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. India.Arie - He Heals Me Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. Grant, O Lord, that as your Son Jesus Christ prayed for his enemies on the...

Duration:00:03:42

Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

3/21/2019
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"For all the saints" (Hymn 287) from Lucy Zhang. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O Lord, strong and mighty, Lord of hosts and King of glory: Cleanse our hearts from sin, keep our hands...

Duration:00:05:46

Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

3/20/2019
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"Come, thou fount of every blessing" from the Rev. Kara Slade. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O God, you so loved the world that you gave your only- begotten Son to reconcile earth with...

Duration:00:05:19

Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

3/19/2019
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"Christ, mighty Savior" (Hymn 35) from the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different hymnals. O God, you willed to redeem us from all iniquity by your Son: Deliver us when we are...

Duration:00:06:04

Monday in the Second Week of Lent

3/18/2019
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"You have come down to the lakeshore" from Eric Cameron. Download this episode (mp3). Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from a different contributor on a hymn that they find meaningful. The Cost of Discipleship - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Music credit: Tú has venido a la orilla (canción) Hymn numbers, when given, refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. But most hymns can be found in many different...

Duration:00:06:13