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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

By: Morgan Sowell
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Matthew Smith will perform and share his story about how he came to compose new music to centuries-old hymn texts and why hymns are still important for the modern church. This convocation will take place on March 19, at 7 p.m., in Jones Auditorium at College of the Ozarks.
Smith is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, an artist collective based out of Nashville that has led a movement to restore the historic practice of writing new melodies to old hymn texts.
The work of the Indelible Grace community has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. Born out of a college ministry, the reimagined hymns have found wide acceptance both among college students and the church at large, joining people who desire to honor tradition with those who want a modern musical approach.
“I’m excited C of O is hosting Matthew Smith,” says College of the Ozarks student Mitchel Clark. “His music has been an inspiration to me for much of my teenage years. Matthew Smith has definitely been a blessing in my life.” 
This convocation is free and open to the public. Students receive priority seating; remaining seats are available to the public. For more information, please contact the Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212 or e-mail


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