Did you know that the most of us hens at Holy Hen House are musical? Some of us play piano, violin, cello, viola, drums, organ, guitar, clarinet... and all of us can sing! Since we were children we have gone to church and learned the hymns and their harmonies. Now we teach them to our children. We do not sing hymns for tradition's sake but because along with their rich history they have rich words that direct us to Jesus and his forgiveness.
Hymns strike a tender spot in my nostalgic heart as certain hymns bring back specific memories. Memories such as singing in Christmas Eve services as a child, around the guitar with my Dad and sister, in traveling choirs, or in China with foreigners who knew the words to Amazing Grace. I am grateful for the comfort hymns bring.
Koiné, an indie-rock Christian band, uses traditional hymn melodies and arranges them to a modern sound. The band has also written quite a bit of their own hymns and songs. Koiné sets the gospel message to music by which the Holy Spirit can soften our icy hearts.
And you know what? Koiné has decided to give away their newest album entitled Visit to one of you!
Visit is Koiné 's fifth hymn collection (Vol. V). Based on the German idea that worship is a "Visit" with God, Koiné highlights a number of hymn writers that have "visited" with God through their creative work by singing the conversation of the Church. Koiné explores this musical space with 18 new tracks marveling at God's majesty when we desire to "Visit" Him in His house.
To hear the hymns and songs of "Visit" hover over the picture below and click play on the media player. Click the next button to hear different tracks.
- Just As I Am, without One Plea
- Lord, to You I Make Confession
- Now Thank We All Our God
- How Blest Are They Who Hear
- Psalm 50
- Renew Me, O Eternal Light
- Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
- Angels from the Realms of Glory
- Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
- In Christ Alone
- Lord You Love the Cheerful Giver
- Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy)
- Verba (Words of Institution)
- Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
- Blessed Jesus Living Bread
- Nunc Dimtittis (Song of Simeon)
- Lord’s Prayer
- When in Our Music God Is Glorified
To enter the giveaway, you must answer the question in the comments below. What is your favorite hymn and why is it meaningful to you?
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All entries must be submitted by midnight before Dec. 9th.
Congratulations Kanda M! You are the winner of the Koiné CD!
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. It was truly a gift to read through all of your favorite hymns and comments. There are so many great ones and it is hard to choose. By far the top one mentioned is “In Christ Alone”
If you would still like to buy the “Visit” CD you can do so at the Koine website here >> Koine Shop
To see if Koine is playing in your area check out their schedule here >> Koine Event Calendar