Canaan Hymns

Canaan Hymns

“Anyone who wants to understand the Chinese home church assemblies will want to reflect on the hymns sung by its members. These hymns express the faith, testimonies and experiences of the faithful and show the world the pure innocence of all those who tread a rocky path.”

The Canaan Hymns of China, written by a Chinese Christian peasant woman with no musical education, have been criticised on various fronts. But the hymns themselves speak strongly to a whole generation of Chinese Christians, with their pastoral themes, rousing rally styles and Confucian undertones.

See this very illuminating documentary on the origins of the Canaan Hymns, and the song writer Lü Xiaomin (with English Translations)

With an excellent writeup too on wikipedia:

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