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Alexander Hamilton: Hymn Writer

God and Hamilton

For the last three years of my life, I’ve researched and written about the spiritual life of Alexander Hamilton. The most moving example of Hamilton’s spiritual life I found was a hymn he wrote at the age of fifteen. Alexander’s wife, Eliza, kept a copy of this hymn, called “A Soul Ascending Into Bliss,” until the day that she died.

Our team set this hymn to music for the release of my book, God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From The Life of Alexander Hamilton & the Broadway Musical He Inspired.  It offers a snapshot into Hamilton and his relationship with God.

Written by kevincloudkc

Kevin Cloud is the author of God and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes From The Life Of Alexander Hamilton & The Broadway Musical He Inspired. He is a pastor and church planter, with four successful church plants in the Kansas City area over the past 15 years. Kevin currently serves as lead pastor of Midwest Fellowship in Overland Park, Kansas. Kevin holds a BA in Music Theory and a Masters of Divinity degree. He enjoys writing about faith, creativity, and the arts. He and his wife, Allison, live in Kansas City with their four boys, Samuel, Benjamin, Andrew, and Levi.

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God is awesome. Let’s share that knowledge with the world—one story at a time. You in?

God is awesome. Let’s share that knowledge with the world—one story at a time. You in?