Hymn Remakes - Episode #296

October 3rd, 2014
Hymn Remakes - Episode #296

Classic hymns of the faith, like "Blessed Assurance," "Rock of Ages," and "Be Thou My Vision" get a modern molding at the hands of some of today's Christian songwriters. We also chat with Cindy Morgan, Randall Goodgame, and Andrew Greer on the importance of hymns.

Songs Played in This Episode (11)
  • Be Still, My Soul
    on Love & Lightning, Winter & Warm
    by Wen Reagan
  • Leave It There
    on The Hymnal
    by Randall Goodgame
  • Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
    on Hymns & Spiritual Songs
    by Cindy Morgan
  • Rock Of Ages
    on Man of Sorrows Glorious King
    by David Potter
  • Blessed Assurance
    on Deep Roots
    by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Softly & Tenderly
    on Angel Band: The Hymn Sessions
    by Andrew Greer
  • Abide With Me/ I Am Nothing
    on Come Back Soon
    by Tara Leigh Cobble
  • How Great Thou Art
    on Between the Beauty and the Chaos
    by Aaron Ivey
  • Be Thou My Vision
    on True Believer
    by Phil Keaggy
  • Go To Dark Gethsemane
    on Good Friday to Easter
    by Page CXVI
  • All Creatures
    on Asaph's Arrow
    by Kings Kaleidoscope

Producer Notes:

There may not be a better example of "gourmet music" than the hymns.  They are spiritually significant, transcend generational and denominational lines, and have stood the test of time.  I love hearing remakes of these classic songs, and often times it breaths new life into these vintage choruses.  One track that really blew me away was Steven Curtis Chapman's rootsy, down-home remake of "Blessed Assurance," which is one of my all-time favorite hymns.  We also love finding new-to-us musicians, and we feature three UTR debuts this week.  Plus, I loved the interview clips from Cindy, Randall, & Andrew.  (Dave)

Comments (1)

The hymn episodes are some of my favorites.  Thanks.

Jeff C 10:24 AM Fri, Oct 03, 2014

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