Song Writing 101 by John Newton

This is part (2) on a series looking at John Newtons contributions to modern hymnody.  Part (1) here. If you have a few moments this week read John Newton's preface to his Olney hymns.  He wrote it in 1779 but as far as I can tell its as good advice today as ever - it's... Continue Reading →

Approach My Soul the Mercy Seat

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat mp3 | leadsheet I've been spending a lot of time recently reading through a reprint of John Newton's Olney hymns.  This is a beautiful text from Book II under the heading "Seeking, pleading, and hoping."  Hymn XII. The effort -- in another Measure. . Approach, my soul, the mercy... Continue Reading →

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