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Songs in the Desert

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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Friday in the Third Week of Lent

3/21/2020
"Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands" (Hymn 185/186) from Jonathan Wessler. Listen to 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, TuneIn, or use our...

Duration:00:05:20

Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

3/19/2020
"When Jesus left his Father's throne" (Hymn 480) from Marlayna Maynard. Listen to 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, TuneIn, or use our feed. For...

Duration:00:05:35

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

3/18/2020
Fairest Lord Jesus (Hymn 383) from the Rev. Jennifer Deaton. Listen to 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, TuneIn, or use our feed. For more, visit...

Duration:00:06:53

Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

3/18/2020
"Hail to the Lord who comes" (Hymn 259) from David Sinden. Listen to 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, TuneIn, or use our feed. For more, visit...

Duration:00:06:24

Monday in the Third Week of Lent

3/16/2020
"Many and great, O God, are thy things" Hymn 271 in the Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) from Mary Larew. This hymn is number 385 in the Hymnal 1982 ("Many and great, O God, are thy works") Listen to this episode (mp3). Music heard in this episode is "Northern Lights" by Margaret Tucker, performed by the East Granby Congregational Church Bell Choir; Jim Crane, piccolo. Songs in the Desert is an audio Lenten devotional exploring Christian hymns. Every weekday in Lent, listen to a reflection from...

Duration:00:09:05

Friday in the Second Week of Lent

3/13/2020
"Great is thy faithfulness" from the Rev. Lenny Anderson. Originally aired on the Thursday after Ash Wednesday, 2019. 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...

Duration:00:04:37

Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

3/12/2020
"A stable lamp is lighted" (Hymn 104) from Suzanne Daniel, originally aired Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent in 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. The 2018 listener survey has...

Duration:00:04:22

Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

3/11/2020
"O the deep, deep love of Jesus" from Sarah Michal. Download this episode (mp3). "O the deep, deep love of Jesus", Samuel Trevor Francis 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,...

Duration:00:05:25

Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

3/10/2020
"The stars declare his glory" (Hymn 431) from Patrick Pope. 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, TuneIn, or use our feed. For more, visit...

Duration:00:05:36

Monday in the Second Week of Lent

3/9/2020
"Morning glory, starlit sky" (Hymn 585) from Noah Stansbury. 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, TuneIn, or use our feed. For more, visit...

Duration:00:04:28

Friday in the First Week of Lent

3/6/2020
"I heard the voice of Jesus say" (Hymn 692) from the Rev. Andrew Armond. Download this episode (mp3). Music from Jacques Orchestra and Manchester Cathedral. 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...

Duration:00:06:13

Thursday in the First Week of Lent

3/5/2020
"God of the prophets, bless the prophets' heirs" (Hymn 359) from the Rev. Ian 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. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or use...

Duration:00:03:52

Wednesday in the First Week of Lent

3/4/2020
"Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor" (Hymn 307) from the Rev. Beth Maynard. 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, TuneIn, or use our...

Duration:00:07:08

Tuesday in the First Week of Lent

3/3/2020
"I come with joy to meet my Lord" (Hymn 304) from the Rev. Loren Lasch. Originally aired on Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent, 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. Proper collects for...

Duration:00:05:27

Friday after Ash Wednesday

2/28/2020
"Now the silence Now the peace" (Hymn 333) from the Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley. 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, TuneIn, or use our...

Duration:00:05:36

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

2/27/2020
"Lord God, you now have set your servant free" (Hymn 499) from Marty Wheeler Burnett. Download this episode (mp3). Hope, Joy, and Wonder: The Hymns of Rae E. Whitney by Marty Wheeler Burnett NEBRASKA HYMN POET RAE E. WHITNEY AWARDED THE BISHOP’S CROSS AT ANNUAL COUNCIL from The Nebraska Episcopalian 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...

Duration:00:05:29

Ash Wednesday

2/26/2020
An introduction to the 2020 project. Download this episode (mp3). Lent Prose: "Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us" Ash Wednesday liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer 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. Proper...

Duration:00:05:41

Monday in the First Week of Lent

7/22/2019
"He is the Way" (Hymns 463, 464) from Jessica Nelson. Download this episode (mp3). The text of "He is the Way" Other excerpts of the text of Auden's For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio 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...

Duration:00:06:29

Tuesday in the First Week of Lent

7/22/2019
"Cornerstone" from the Rev. Carolyn Jones. Download this episode (mp3). Cornerstone - Hillsong Worship 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. Grant to thy people, Lord, grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the...

Duration:00:06:12

Wednesday in the First Week of Lent

7/22/2019
The Nicene Creed by Calvin Hampton (S 105) from Mark Nelson. Download this episode (mp3). YouTube: Calvin Hampton - The Nicene Creed 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. This setting of the Nicene Creed is number S 105 in the Hymnal 1982; the S numbers are in the Service Music...

Duration:00:06:52