Adam’s Hymn

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.

2 thoughts on “Adam’s Hymn

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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