Monday, March 8, 2010

John Newton's Approach to Hymn Writing

Fresh off the heels of last month's post about John Newton, I ran across another blog, Cardiphonia, which is going to tackle his hymn writing approach based off of his Olney Hymns.

Here's what they're doing: 
This is part (1) of a two-part series looking at John Newton’s approach to hymn writing. In part (2) we will look at the various ways that John Newton approached hymn writing and his influence on songwriters to the current day.

The first post goes through all three books in the Olney Hymns, briefly touching a few songs and subjects and then offer some songwriting tips. Simple and straightforward and I like it.

Read Part 2 here: Song Writing 101 by John Newton

I would also encourage you to look deeper into their blog. There's tons of great info and they've done a masterful job at linking loads of resources.


  1. Awesome Blog, Brother! I appreciate you and your ministry. Can't wait to see the new baby. God bless.

    Mike Roy

  2. Great blog!

    I've added you to my blogroll at Young Glory