In this parish, we sing the same hymns every Easter Day. No, seriously, we do!
And here’s a little secret: Most parish churches are just like us, singing the very same traditional hymns each Easter Day, year in and year out. In my 30-year parish musician career, I have heard so many times, “Oh, it’s just not Easter unless we sing thus-and-so.”
Hymns are carriers of the faith. They convey the story in poetry coupled with beautiful melodies. And they elicit memories....