As I’ve mentioned in a previous post hymns are a wonderful part of traditional Christianity that has been lost on many new Christians who did not grow up in the traditional church.
Thankfully, there are groups like Page CXVI, who are breathing new life into forgotten hymns by arranging the songs in more current musical styles, i.e., without the choir and pipe organ. On their website they state their purpose:
Page CXVI is a project started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again. They are some of the richest, most meaningful, and moving pieces of music ever written.
Page CXVI has take fourteen hymns and given them a fresh musical arrangement in two albums, Hymns and Hymns II. If you have any interest in enjoying hymns or sharing them with those who would not spend two seconds listening to the lady with blue hair rocking on the Wurlitzer, then you should check them out. You can purchase and download both albums for $12.99, or if you’re a fan of dead technology, then you can get the CD + digital download for $16.99.