1. The Texts; 2. Introduction to the Hymn; 3. The Texts as Poetry; 4. The Texts as Congregational Hymnody; 5. The Final Text in Hymn Book and Hymnal; 6. Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929); 7. Katharine Lee Bates: Scholar/Writer, Poet, and Hymnodist; 8. The Hymn Tune and Its Composer; 9. Personal Reflection.