Eckhardt, Royce

Royce Eckhardt was music editor for the Covenant Hymnal Commissions and taught hymnology at North Park Seminary. He lives in Wilmette, Ill.

Hymns to Avoid (Spring/Summer 2012)

Holy humor and church chuckles (Spring/Summer 2017)

It was at a retirement center’s weekly chapel service, in which one of the residents was selected to read the appointed scripture lesson of the day prior to the sermon. The passage selected for that day was the Beatitudes. The senior lady was doing well with the reading until she uttered, “Blessed are the pacemakers…”