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Dr. Hull Discusses Christmas Hymn Origins at Lexington Rotary

Dr. Bob Hull was the guest speaker for the December 7, 2021 Lexington Rotary Club meeting.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The special guest speaker for the December 7, 2021, meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club was Dr. Bob Hull, who serves as the Minister of Music, Worship, and Missions at the First Baptist Church, Lexington.

Bro. Bob began with the story of the writing of “Silent Night,” written by Joseph Mohr, and has been translated in 300 languages and used for over 300 years. Mohr died in 1848 from lung problems that had plagued him since childhood, but founded a home for impoverished children before his death. During WWI, troops from opposite sides sang the song, eventually coming out of their trenches and singing it together. Playing the tune on the guitar, he led the group in a singing of this wonderful song that is based on Luke 2:8.

The next song, “Joy to the World,” was written by Isaac Watts, and music attributed to Handel. This is one of the traditional Christmas songs that…

For the complete story, see the December 8th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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