The First Hymn Project is a world-first for music, Christianity and history.
In the ruins of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, archaeologists have uncovered an ancient scrap of papyrus that contains the earliest known Christian hymn ever found. Specialists were stunned to discover that 'P.Oxy 1786' contained not just the words of the song, but the music as well. For the first time, the world can know not only what these ancient believers were singing about, but also what their song sounded like.
Professor John Dickson is creating a documentary that aims to give this ancient hymn back to the world. It will follow the hymn's discoverers into the deserts of Egypt, analyze the contents of the papyrus in the United Kingdom, and eventually deliver P.Oxy 1786 to two of the world's most respected Christian composers to bring the song back to life.
By helping fund The First Hymn Project, you can play an integral part in telling the story of P.Oxy 1786, and giving this 1,800-year-old hymn back to the world.