‘Hymns We Love’ series: How Great Thou Art

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‘Hymns We Love’ was created by Pippa and Steve Cramer and has grown out of the ‘Connections’ group at Holy Trinity Claygate church in Surrey, UK. ‘Hymns We Love’ is a gentle, engaging and accessible way of exploring the Christian faith with older people, providing them with comfort and hope. The familiarity of these carefully selected, wonderful hymns, which this generation have grown up with, means that the words and tunes are almost part of their DNA.  Music recognition is one of the last things to go as memory declines, so many living with dementia are able to connect with and enjoy ‘Hymns We Love’.

The ‘Hymns We Love’ series is a key part of the ‘Daily Hope’ phone line, which is free to call from the UK. The phone number is 0800 804 8044.

‘Hymns We Love’ explores the Christian faith through carefully selected, wonderful and well-known hymns.  Each day, we sing the hymn and then look at what we can learn from it and from its author.  We then sing the hymn again before ending with a short prayer for ourselves and those around us in these difficult times.

This session reflects on the hymn ‘How Great Thou Art’.

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