Hymn liner Troy Demps, left, and apprentice Brian Wright singing - Orlando, Florida

Hymn liner Troy Demps, left, and apprentice Brian Wright singing - Orlando, Florida

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Title

  • Hymn liner Troy Demps, left, and apprentice Brian Wright singing - Orlando, Florida

Image Number

  • FA2713

Year

  • 1995

Date Note

  • Photographed on January 18, 1995.

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General Note

  • Hymn lining is a style of singing that was established in the colonies in the 1640s. Since slaves (and many whites) could not read and the number of hymnals was limited, they "lined out" or "raised a hymn." A church elder or minister (sometimes called an "exhorter") who could read would recite a line, then sing it with the congregation. The process was repeated until the hymn was completed.
  • Hymn lining is a style of singing that was established in the colonies in the 1640s. Since slaves (and many whites) could not read and the number of hymnals was limited, they "lined out" or "raised a hymn." A church elder or minister (sometimes called an "exhorter") who could read would recite a line, then sing it with the congregation. The process was repeated until the hymn was completed.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Geographic Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1640B18BE.

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