In her latest “Hymn Sing” episode, resident #hymnnerd Sarah treats Erin, Bri, and Rachel to the history and personalities behind several favorite evening-time hymns and lullabies, focusing especially on listener favorites “Abide with Me,” “Now the Light Has Gone Away,” and “Now Rest beneath Night’s Shadow.”
Did you know that Henry Francis Lyte wrote “Abide with Me” as a kind of self-obituary? Or that Francis Havergal’s English version of Luise Hensel’s “Mude Bin Ich” is more of a paraphrase than a translation? Or that Johann Gerhardt caught Enlightenment-era flack for some of the logical (yet theologically appropriate) inconsistencies in his most famous nighttime hymn?
Grab your pillow and snuggle into your jammies. As it turns out, there’s no better way to end the day than with a hymn.
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