First off, if you are checking out this blog on a regular basis, thanks for hanging in there for what has become quite a dry spell. When I started this project, my intention was to do a hymn rewrite each week for a year. It has ended up being every 2-3 weeks, at best. Still, I have been more productive than I would otherwise have been, so I’m not too worried about it. The good news is, I will be posting two new songs next week. They’re part of another collaborative project by Bruce Benedict, in the same vein as Hymns of Faith and Songs for Lent. Should be a really great collection of songs. Stay tuned for a release early next week.
WELCOMEWelcome to Hymns of the Weak, the blog of Michael Van Patter. It began as a project devoted to exploring the intersection of old hymns and new music. The idea was to write/record one hymn per week, as both a creative exercise and, perhaps, to be of use to others. Clearly that was too much to keep up with. After a year or so of hit or miss posts, the blog morphed into it’s current state, which a hub for any musical projects from Michael.