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Music that Writes Culture, Part 6

How are we to respond to this good news?  The answer is found in the second line of the stanza:  “Let men their songs employ!”  What does this mean? To employ is “to use as an instrument of means” (Noah … Continue reading

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Music that Writes Culture, Part 2

Like so many young people today, Isaac Watts (1674-1748.) was frustrated with the quality of the hymns at his church.  After one Sunday service, he complained to his father, who challenged Isaac that if he did not like the hymns, he … Continue reading

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