Hymns of Northfield

Sunday, July 30, 2023, 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Community Bible Church - 105 Main Street

Many well-known Christian hymns were written by Northfield residents and frequent visitors, or first introduced at the Northfield Summer Conferences begun by D.L. Moody in the 1880’s and drawing thousands to the town each summer well into the twentieth century. Pastor Bob Emberley and others will talk about the history of the hymns that have local significance. Audience participation is encouraged in the singing of the hymns. Pastor Emberley will also speak of Mr. Moody’s relationship to the place where the Community Bible Church (CBC) now stands. This event is co-sponsored by CBC and the C.S. Lewis Study Center as part of Northfield’s 350th celebration year. Historical memorabilia will be on display, including several editions of the Northfield hymnals, a vintage pump organ, and biographies and photos of significant composers and hymnwriters such as Ira Sankey, Fanny Crosby, P.P. Bliss, May Whittle Moody, and Daniel Towner.