Hughes Oliphant Old has been publishing articles and books on the subject of worship since the 1970s. [See select bibliography below.]
His book entitled Worship Reformed According to Scripture is hands down the best volume on Reformed worship in print.
His magnum opus is his seven-volume series on The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. This is the most comprehensive study of the history of preaching ever produced in the English language.
In September of 2014, I had the enormous privilege of hearing Hughes Oliphant Old give his last public address. I was brought to tears when he called it his “swan song.”
Even though his body was frail and he had a difficult time recalling his lecture points, his passion for the glory and worship of God clearly came through.
In this talk, Hughes Oliphant Old summarizes his life’s work in five main points.
The funny story he tells at the end of the lecture underscores his total commitment to the ministry of Word, sacraments, and prayer.