John of Damascus
1st century. Greek. Hymn composer.
Martin Luther
16th century. German. Composed hymns that inspired the development of congregational singing within Christianity
Philipp Nicolai
16th century. German. Hymn text writer.
Joachim Neander
16th century. German. Hymn text writer.
Clement Marot
16th century. French. Poet who began translated the Psalms, worked for Calvin.
Theodore de Beza
16th century. French. Finished translating the Psalms and finished the book started by Marot.
Louis Bourgeois
16th century. French. Composer who wrote “Old 100th”.
Thomas Sternhold
16th century. English. The editor of text of the first English metrical version of the Psalms (“Old Version”).
John Hopkins
16th century. English. Editor of music that worked with Sternhold on the first English metrical version of the Psalms (“Old Version”).
Benjamin Keach
17th century. English. Author, who promoted the introduction of hymn singing in the Baptist churches, also wrote about hymnody.
Isaac Watts
18th century. English. The first prolific and popular English hymn writer and composer.
Charles Wesley
18th century. English. Hymn writer and composer.
John Newton
18th century. English. Hymn text writer, wrote “Amazing Grace”.
William Cowper
18th century. English. Mystical hymn writer.
John Mason Neale
19th century. English. Translated Latin hymns into English.
Catherine Winkworth
19th century. English. Translated German hymns into English.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
19th century. English. Composer and collector of English folk music and song.
Brian Wren
20th century. English. Hymn composer.
Fred Kaan
20th century. English (but born in the Netherlands). Hymn composer.
Fred Pratt Green
20th century. American. Hymn composer.
Timothy Dudley-Smith
20th century. American. Hymn composer.
Peter Cutts
20th century. American. Hymn tune composer.
William Billings
18th century. American. Hymn tune composer.
Oliver Holden
18th century. American. Hymn tune composer.
Lowell Mason
19th century. American. Composer, wrote about hymnody and wanted to teach everyone about music.
William B. Bradbury
19th century. American. Publisher of hymn collections.
Ira D. Sankey
19th century. American. Gospel singer and composer.
Fanny Crosby
19th century. American. Lyricist of gospel songs.
William H. Doane
19th century. American. Tune composer for Crosby’s hymns.
Louis F. Benson
19th century. American. Composer.
Carl P. Daw, Jr.
20th century. American. Publisher and served on the committee that created the 1982 Episcopal hymnal, hymn writer.
Thomas H. Troeger
20th century. American. Hymn writer.
Terry York!
20th century. American. Hymn lyricist and author.
Hymn based on New Testament canticle
“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”
Plainsong Melody
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
German Chorale Tune
Ein Feste Berg
Metrical Psalm Text
Psalm 1
Metrical Psalm Tune
Abbey or Old 100th
Hymn by Isaac Watts
Joy to the World
Hymn by Charles Wesley
“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
Hymn by John Newton
“Amazing Grace”
Hymn by William Cowper
“God Moves in Mysterious Ways”
Hymn form the Oxford Movement
“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
Hymn tune from the Victorian Era
Hymn by Brian Wren
“Here Am I”
Hymn tune by Oliver Holden
Southern folk hymn tune
Hymn tune by Lowell Mason
English translation of a German hymn
“Spread, O Spread, Thou Mighty Word”
English translations of a Latin hymn
“Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”
Hymn about the Holy Spirit
“Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine”
Hymn about the Trinity
“Holy, Holy, Holy!”
Hymn addressed to God
“Here Am I, Lord”
Bay Psalm Book
The first book printed in British North America. The book is a Psalter, first printed in 1640 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Psalms in it are metrical translations into English.
Musical Characteristics of American folk hymn tunes
simple language, ballad form, and country colloquialisms.
Amos Pilsbury
wrote the first collection to include tunes for folk hymn, United States’ Sacred Harmony.
John Tufts
principle leader in the Regular Singing movement; wrote Introduction which went through 11 editions and was frequently bound with the Bay Psalm Book
Graham Kendrick
wrote “Shine, Jesus, Shine” in American pop-hymn style and gained worldwide popularity, was British
Fasola Hymnody
singing with shape-notes