Holy Week is also called Passion Week, and the story of Jesus crucifixion is certainly filled with emotion. Starting out this week on Connecting Faith, we’ll draw on the emotional connection of music to help re-tell the story of God’s love demonstrated at the cross. Pastor, author, and hymn story collector Rob Morgan joins us to review the stories behind some of our best-loved hymns for Holy Week from his collections called . We’ll review the lyrics and enjoy the music of this wonderful season.

Robert guides us on a journey meditating on popular hymns that have been passed down through the generations. Starting in the 1800’s, we heard powerful stories behind the hymns of the faithful artists that have since passed, but stories have carried on for centuries.

Listen as we reflect on the stories behind the songs that add such depth and meaning to our worship, including (the version we played on the show is listed second in each item);

  • Hallelujah! What a Savior! by Philip Bliss / The Haven of Rest Quartet
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Isaac Watts / Michael W. Smith
  • I Stand Amazed (My Savior’s Love) by Charles H. Gabriel / Cynthia Clawson / Maranatha!
  • Oh Sacred Head, Now Wounded by Bernard of Clairvaux / Amy Grant
  • The Old Rugged Cross by George Bennard / Bart Millard
  • What Wondrous Love Is This, a Christian folk hymn / Jadon Lavik
  • Nothing but the Blood by Robert Lowry / Marsha Skidmore / Maranatha!
  • There is a Fountain by William Cowper / Michele Pillar
  • At the Cross by Isaac Watts / The Gaither Vocal Band
  • Jesus Paid It All by Elvina Hall / Newsboys
  • One Day by J. Wilbur Chapman / Glorious DayCasting Crowns


Key Scriptures: Isaiah 53Exodus 14Matthew 4:19


Stories and hymns behind Holy Week

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