Music: Gospel Harmony

"Why should the devil have all the good tunes?" asked 18th Century Evangelist Rowland Hill, in a plea for hymns that would rival the popular music of his day.

Last week in Nacogdoches, Texas (pop. 11,700) more than 4,000 delegates to the interdenominational Tri-State (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas) Singing Convention were still challenging the devil's priority. In spite of heavy rains, sticky red clay roads and a football game across the way, they crowded into the white frame gymnasium at Stephen Austin State Teachers College. There for two straight days they kept the...

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