Like many in my generation, I didn’t grow up singing hymns. I knew some of the old standards, but I was much better acquainted with campfire songs, praise courses, and other, more contemporary tunes. After graduating from high school, I moved away from home for college and started attending a new church for the first time in my life. And in place of the musical repertoire I was accustomed to, they sang out of that old book my dad kept on the piano and my teacher made me practice out of–the hymnal.
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