It shouldn’t be a surprise to any of my regular readers that I love the hymns of John Newton and William Cowper. Some of you will also know that, for the last eighteen or so months I have been working through a number of their hymns, setting them to new tunes of my own. Tonight I finally got around to recording the first of the hymns that I set to music, one which Newton simply entitled “Adam”. It is a powerful retelling of Adam’s fall, told from the perspective of the Gospel. You’ll have to forgive the technical shoddiness of the recording, but I hope that it can help to open new audiences up to the beauty of Newton’s words.
Posted byMatthew PullarPosted inDevotional, Music, PoetryTags:Adam, Genesis, John Newton, Olney Hymns
Published by Matthew Pullar
Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls. View more posts
2 thoughts on “Adam’s Hymn”
I liked it. I would like it even more if I could hear the vocals a bit better above the instrumentals. Even so, I appreciate the time and effort you put into composing and recording this music for Mr. Newton’s beautiful words.
Thanks! I’m recording with very lo-tech equipment at the moment so it’s hard to get everything sounding right. But hopefully I’ll be able to o something less amateurish with them one day.