Living Hymns

Have you ever noticed in the middle of singing a hymn, which you have heard your entire life, that your mind is on the fuzz ball on the sweater in front of you and how much you’d like to reach out and pull it off? Come on, now. Be honest.
Good news! By bringing to life the person behind the hymn and what went into the writing of it, Peculiar People brings new insight to the words and meaning of that old favorite you used to sing as a child.
Peculiar People’s show, Living Hymns, seeks to do just that. Living Hymns is a series of monologues in which seek to capture and distill the hymn writers’ personalities and highlight the power and presence of God in their lives. These people, like everyone, have intriguing stories, some poignant, some tragic, some lively, and some reflective. Each one constraining us to glory in God and revel in his mercy.
There are eleven hymn writers from which to choose and the corresponding hymn is sung after the monologue by the congregation. The show includes Fanny Crosby, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, Elizabeth Prentiss, Horatio Spafford , John Newton, among others.
Free performances take place at 7:00 PM on August 29 and 30 at the Historic Chapel in Downtown Franklin. For more information call 615/595-8782 or visit


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