Hymns & Music for Trinity Sunday, 30th May 2021, recorded by Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist
Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist, writes:
The hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy is one forever linked with Trinity Sunday. Abba Father is the opening phrase of several hymns and this is a modern one by Dave Bilbrough. The first word is an Aramaic one for father but the colloquial, intimate one we might translate as "daddy" or "pa". It is referenced in today's epistle to the Romans.
Lord of all hopefulness is one of those useful all day hymns, referencing the progression of time. The writer, Jan Strother, is also famous for her 1940s novel 'Mrs Miniver', made into a film! To God be the Glory was penned by that most prolific of writers, the American Fanny Crosby. It gained popularity in the UK initially from inclusion in D Sankey’s 1903 collection “Sacred Songs & Solos” and got a boost from the Billy Graham crusades beginning in 1954.
Holy, Holy, Holy - https://youtu.be/tfAt3M9Xt5A
SHF 559 To God be the Glory - https://youtu.be/8MDSnrvgKYY
Abba Father let me be - https://youtu.be/KIVZHOQnuNA
AMNS 394 Lord of all hopefulness - https://youtu.be/lFhnCdZ6XKc