Monday, June 04, 2012

The unknown man behind a well-known hymn

If you have attended a Christian church ever in your life, you have probably sung his hymn:

"Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;/Praise Him, all creatures here below;/Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;/Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."

Sung as a doxology to an old Protestant tune commonly known as "Old One Hundredth," it is one of the great hymns, both simple in its words and stirring to the human heart. Less well known is its author, one of the less well known saintly clergymen of England, the Rev. Thomas Ken. Read more

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