Passion

Hymns Ancient and Modern

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This collection of hymns, recorded live in 2003, features melodies that date back as far as the 1830s and centuries-old lyrics. Reworked by musical leaders of the modern worship movement, the set blends the old with the new. The hymn "Phos Hilaron" (which literally means "hilarious light") dates back to the 4th century, and the version on this release was arranged using the 1832 translation. Hearing the crowd singing along shows the power that these artists convey to their listeners, and reveals that their message is getting through loud and clear. Featuring luminaries such as Dave Crowder, Chris Tomlin, and Charlie Hall, these 14 tracks give time-tested odes to faith a pop sensibility that is ideal for a larger audience.

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