Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wine & Hymn Sing With Jay Moore & Mark Andrew Alward

June 14, 2012 - Kitchener, Ontario

Jay Moore (guitar) and Mark Andrew Alward will be singing these two romantic hymns about Jesus @ our church, First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo (soon to be renamed Grand River Unitarian Congregation) on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Here we enjoy a glass of red and rehearse the two hymns "In The Garden" and "Softly & Tenderly."

"In The Garden" was written by C. Austin Miles in 1912. He intended it to be an Easter song, with Mary Magdelene being the speaker.

"Softly & Tenderly" was written by Will. L. Thompson in 1880. It was used widely as an "invitation hymn" in the great evangelistic meetings conducted by famous evangelist Dwight Lyman (D.L.) Moody and Ira Sankey throughout Great Britain and the United States.

Jay & Mark Andrew both grew up as fundamentalist evangelical Christians but are now Unitarians who still enjoy singing the old hymns that we grew up with, though we no longer adhere to most of their lyrics.

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