Notre Dame on fire by John Crothers

Notre Dame on Fire – hymn

A sad conflagration, now Paris is grieving, the fire crews have struggled to dowse and control, so much has been ruined, yet memory still rises, God’s grace will enliven rebuilding its soul. For hundreds of years generations have worshipped, the river has flowed near where people have prayed. Now voices are silent, the hearts of the people are rending at …

Short Guide No 10: What are the Pastoral Considerations when Using Hymns?

The pastoral use of hymns covers both the occasional offices of the church – baptism, weddings and funerals – but also those relating to healing and healing services. It is also necessary to examine the pastoral impact of hymns in ordinary and seasonal acts of worship. Here are some principles which may be applied in various contexts. General pastoral criteria …