Posts Tagged ‘rhyme’


One of the greatest helps to memory is real rhyme.  Some of the best hymns (old and not so old) were penned, even published, as poems before they were “set” to music. They were written between the rock of trial and the hard place on life’s trail.

By solemn contrast, too many modern “songs” where written on a piano bench, lack good rhyming, and therefore, minus their catchy tunes, are hard to remember.

– eab, 4/24/16

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Edgar A. Bryan (name of blogger) has pastored holiness churches in US and Canada, been Associate Professor at one Bible College and taught in others (both at home and abroad), has written Matthew – Titles, Notes, and Questions (’06), A Study in Christian Beliefs (’07), Zechariah – Titles, Notes, and Questions (’08) and has a book at the printers.  He is the husband of one good wife, the father of four great children, the father-n-law of four more nice children, and “Gramp” to sixteen GRANDchildern.  Edgar has enjoyed gardening, deer and sheep hunting, has hiked the Smoky Mt. section of the AT, most of the many trail miles of South Mt. (Phoenix) and driven in 49 states.  He has written hundreds of rhymes and several songs.  He currently is pastor and Bible teacher at Union Friends Church.  

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