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Are you interested in a Hymn Site Tour in 2014?

Dear Lovers of Great Hymns!

John and Jill are considering leading another tour to Great Britain, perhaps in early August , 2014, and want to find if there is any interest in such a tour.  Based loosely on the previous tour in 2010, we would visit mostly sites throughout the countryside, with about 3 days in London.  Our tour would be a bus tour and we would like it to be in conjunction with Lipscomb University’s Alumni Travel.  If you have an interest in about a 12-day tour, please let us know at

We welcome your comments and preferences.

John and Jill Parker

John and Jill Parker, 2013

“I’ll Sing On” Performance for President Bush at Freed-Hardeman Benefit Dinner

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On Friday, December 3, 2010, a 280-member chorus led by the noted John Hall performed a selection of religious and patriotic hymns as a prelude to the speech of Former President George W. Bush.  Following rehearsals that began in September of 2010, this ad hoc group of former chorus members of our Christian universities and other interested musicians, lovingly added their love in song from such numbers as “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,”  “I Got Shoes,” “Ain’t a That Good News,” “Medley of World War II Songs, Mendelsshon’s “Psalm 100” and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”

A special seminar the following morning featured John Wiegand, editor of Praise for the Lord I and Dr. John Parker, author of Abide with Me–A Photographic Journey through Great British Hymns.

The next “I’ll Sing On” event is a performance at the Freed-Hardeman lectures on 10 February, 2011, at 8:30 pm in Loyd Auditorium.

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Great Site for Encouraging Lovers of Great Hymns

ABIDEWITHMEHYMNS.COM is about developing and promoting love of our great Christian hymns, many of which originated in England in the 1800’s and 1900’s and hymns that are being written and edited today. Great hymns have a scriptural basis, are written capably by someone skilled in expression and set to music with a beautiful and well-done tune. Songs have been written for worship for centuries. Songs come and go but the really inspiring and high-quality ones survive.


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