A Hymn a Week

A Hymn a Week was een project waarin Gary Chapman elke week een nummer op Youtube plaatste. Dit in nagedachtenis van zijn ouders die recent overleden waren. Het was een geweldige ontdekking toen mijn broer dit aan mij liet horen. Dit waren de nummers uit mijn jeugd! Dit waren de nummers waar ik van hou! En om ze zo vol liefde gezongen te zien worden was geweldig.

Ik hoop dat u er ook van geniet.

After never spending a night in a hospital for his entire life, Dad lost use of his legs in September of 2007. After much testing, it was determined that he had, in addition to the final stages of Parkinson’s, multiple myeloma. Over the next year and a half, I watched as disease ravaged this humble, sweet man’s body until he finally went home exactly at sunrise on Easter morning, 2009. It is in Mom and Dad’s honor that I do this work.

I don’t know about you and please don’t be offended, but I really don’t fully enjoy modern worship music all that much.
I find myself longing for a simpler experience. For me, worship is very personal. I much prefer being in an intimate setting either alone or with a few people I hold very close. A few months ago, an old friend of mine back home in Texas passed away and I was asked to come sing at the funeral as I had done ten years ago when this sweet woman’s husband had passed. I was unable to attend but offered to set up a camera and sing the song and send it for them to use at the service. That experience triggered this idea.

Once a week, I am going to do just that. I’ll tell what the song means to me or how it came to be in the first place, then perform it acoustically. (www.ahymnaweek.com)