'Hymns of Faith - Songs for the Apostles Creed' is a concept album for the church. It is based in a collection of hymns written on the 12 articles of the apostles creed by Samuel J. Stone in 1866.
It was initially conceived as a sort of "flashmob" project for a loose collection of songwriters for the church.
the challenge…two weeks to write and record music to one of a collection of hymns written on the articles of the apostles creed. Hymns both arcane and beautiful in their meditation on the tenets of the Christian faith. (We thank Brian Moss for getting us started here!)
'Lyra Fidelium - 12 Hymns on the Apostles Creed' was published in 1866 by Samuel Stone as a devotional exercise to encourage the working poor in his English congregation. Building off of their weekly repetition of the Apostles Creed in worship he hoped to excite a greater interest in the expanse of biblical teaching grounded in each article.
This has been a challenging and stretching, a 'formative' exercise for us and we hope that listening to them will be both a comfort and deepening for you and your faith in our great triune God.
We give this as a gift to the church in celebration of both 'Reformation' and 'All Saints' Sundays. We ask that you would 'pass it on' and give a gift to the persecuted church via 'The Voice of the Martyrs'. www.persecution.com
For more information visit our website
released 31 October 2010
produced by Cardiphonia (www.cardiphonia.org
) and the Liturgy Fellowship.
Samuel J. Stone, "Lyra Fidelium - 12 Hymns for the 12 articles of the Apostles Creed," 1866
Many: many, many thanks to all of these musicians for giving their time and talent to this endeavor.
cover image: Kyle Ragsdale
design: Ladye Jane Vickers
images: Bradley Lewis
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.