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Disciples of Christ hymnody

One way to describe the Disciples is as a 19th-century religious experiment planted on North American soil from Scots-Irish and United States Presbyterian roots sprinkled with Baptist and Congregationalist waters. Three of the four acknowledged founders of this religious experiment were first generation immigrants to the United States. Only Barton Warren Stone (1772-1844) was born on US soil, near Port Tobacco, Maryland. Thomas Campbell (1763-1854) and his son Alexander (1788-1866) arrived in 1807 and 1809 respectively from the British Isles, specifically the north of Ireland and Scotland, as did Walter Scott (1796-1861) in 1818. Dissatisfied with the Church of Scotland’s Presbyterianism,...

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