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Hello brothers and sisters. I just would like to share a channel on YouTube that I've figured out in the last month which have a lot of old songs, since the first songbook: "Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn"!

 

There are some old songs where we can hear a duet, it's such amazing! I can't stop listening to them!!! An example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcQVTS7wl4

 

This channel is a playground for those who loves listening to these old songs. I hope all you enjoy it. 

 

Kingdom Melodies History: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJPX1Sz3Q8eBMHz5_eGKoQ

 

 


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I have a question: Somebody knows why the song "Our King is Marching On" (1905, Hymns of Millennial Dawn) it was based on the famous and popular song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"?

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6 hours ago, Ivine said:

I have a question: Somebody knows why the song "Our King is Marching On" (1905, Hymns of Millennial Dawn) it was based on the famous and popular song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"?

Many of our early songs were based on either secular or religious music of the day. Lyrics were changed to conform to our understanding at the time. "Our King is Marching On" was a remake of "John Brown's Body". We didn't change the name, as Julia Ward Howe did, just some of the lyrics. Frankly I love this song when played in the context of our early hymn book.  

I truly believe "My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of my Lord...." but it wasn't in the "light of a hundred circling campfires" or Being "born in the beauty of the lilies ... across the sea...."

It is one of those tunes that like some Christmas carols that once it starts inside your head it is hard to shut off, Similar to Pogo's "Deck the halls with Boston Charley, Walla Walla Wash and Kalamazoo..." 

Humor aside you will find most of our early hymns were actually reworked (and some were not reworked) church hymns of the day.


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I mistakenly wrote "Onward Christian Soldiers" instead of our "Our King is marching on"
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Another way of saying it:  This was a popular song BEFORE it became the "Battle Hymn of the Republic".  We were accused of "Nazism" because one of our songs was based on a Wagner tune.  Nazi Germany chose this music for their national anthem (but we had been using the music for decades prior to that).

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On 8/11/2016 at 8:19 PM, jwhess said:

Another way of saying it:  This was a popular song BEFORE it became the "Battle Hymn of the Republic".  We were accused of "Nazism" because one of our songs was based on a Wagner tune.  Nazi Germany chose this music for their national anthem (but we had been using the music for decades prior to that).

Actually you are talking about song 58 "Zion's Glorious Hope" (in the songbook called  "Hymns of the Millennial Dawn)and it was the music of Josef Haydn  . Bible Students had it in their songbook  since 1905 and later it was adopted from the Nazi as the german national song

Brothers loved singing it (with different lyrics of course, because Nazi Germans would never use a hymn that praised Zion!) in conventions. This hymn was used by other denominations too. Jehovah's Witnesses used it till 1944

You can listen to the hymn here

 


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On 8/11/2016 at 4:28 AM, Ivine said:

Hello brothers and sisters. I just would like to share a channel on YouTube that I've figured out in the last month which have a lot of old songs, since the first songbook: "Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn"!

 

There are some old songs where we can hear a duet, it's such amazing! I can't stop listening to them!!! An example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcQVTS7wl4

 

This channel is a playground for those who loves listening to these old songs. I hope all you enjoy it. 

 

Kingdom Melodies History: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJPX1Sz3Q8eBMHz5_eGKoQ

 

 

 

I love listening to the older songs and hymns of our songbooks as well. They are absolutely beautiful. Did you know that the first link you have is the song used in the Photodrama of Creation?

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