The story behind the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’


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Worship
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Spanish-language United Methodist hymnal, Mil Voces Para Celebrar, which introduced new texts, tunes and rhythms for worship. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Spanish-language hymnal turns 25

Mil Voces Para Celebrar was no mere imitation of the United Methodist Hymnal, offering new tunes, texts and rhythms for worship.
Faith Stories
Lifelong United Methodist and Vietnam veteran Tom Lough (pictured above left in Vietnam and above right in 2021) has composed a song as a tribute to Army veterans. Photos courtesy of Tom Lough.

'Ever Faithful' United Methodist pens Army hymn

A new hymn written for Army veterans, “Ever Faithful to the Call," exists because its author survived a close call during the Vietnam War.
Church History
The larger-than-life statue of Bishop Francis Asbury is located near the front of campus at United Methodist-affiliated Drew University in Madison, N.J. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Bishop Asbury still shapes church today

Francis Asbury played a key role in developing what is now The United Methodist Church. Fresh discoveries about his life remain reasons to celebrate.