From the Back Cover
The great hymns of the faith are not only meaningful songs we love to sing--they teach us about God and ourselves. They are miniature Bible studies that lead us effortlessly toward worship, testimony, exhortation, prayer, and praise. They clear our minds, soothe our nerves, verbalize our worship, summarize our faith, and sing our great Redeemer's praise.
In Near to the Heart of God, bestselling author Robert J. Morgan has gathered 366 hymns, including favorites such as "Amazing Grace" and "Rock of Ages," as well as classic, lesser-known gems such as "In the Garden" and "Teach Me to Pray." Each devotional contains an opening story about the hymn or its writer, the lyrics to the hymn, and a closing Scripture. An index of hymn titles and first lines is included so you can find your favorites easily.
Perfect for any music lover, Near to the Heart of God is a unique yearlong journey into the songbook of praise that has defined our worship for centuries.
"With pastoral sensitivity and moving insights, Robert Morgan brings readers deeper understanding of the hymns they love. These fascinating stories give context to some of the most moving songs of the ages and offer a daily dose of inspiration and encouragement."--Steven James, author of Story and A Heart Exposed
Robert J. Morgan is a Gold Medallion Award-winning author of more than 30 books, including Then Sings My Soul. He has served as pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, for nearly 30 years and holds degrees from Columbia International University (BS), Wheaton Graduate School (MA), and Luther Rice Seminary (MDiv). He and his wife have 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren.