This is part of Songs in the Desert, a collaborative audio project designed to explore the words and music of Christian hymnody and our responses to them.
Today's episode comes from Abby Schoppe, Music Director at Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, Mass.
Her chosen hymn, paired with the tune COE FEN, can be found in the English hymnal Common Praise (2000) at Hymn 466.
Abby recorded herself by using the voice memo app on her smartphone. (Hint: you can do this too!)
The music is from a recording a service at St. Peter's, St. Louis.
Songs in the Desert began during the season of Lent 2017. You can read more about the project and learn how to submit your own reflection about any hymn you want at the Songs in the Desert homepage.
Generally hymn numbers refer to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982, but this episode is different because this hymn is not included in that or any other American hymnal that we know of.
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