- Series: Hymn Texts for Devotional Use
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0664255108
- ISBN-13: 978-0664255107
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #968,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazing Grace: Hymn Texts for Devotional Use Paperback – December 1, 1994
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The little verse prayers, creeds, commentaries, and homilies that are many Christians' favorite and, in the case of those written during the last 40 years, would-be favorite religious songs appear here sans music--that is, in a form conducive to appreciating exactly what they say and how well they say it. As in words-and-music hymnals, they are presented in a succession of topical groupings that proceeds from the basics of faith and worship (the opening sections are "Trinity" and "Praise"), through the stages of Christ's life and ministry ("Coming" to "Ascension and Reign"), to the aspects of the Christian life ("Pentecost and Ministry" to "Consummation"). Besides the currently ubiquitous titular favorite, other beloved hymns--"Holy, Holy Holy!" "For the Beauty of the Earth," "Just as I Am, without One Plea," "There Is a Balm in Gilead," "A Mighty Fortress," etc.--abound, and newer ones are often quite impressive. Although designed for devotional reading, the book will have more than a few well-churched Christians humming. Ray Olson
From the Back Cover
This new collection of familiar hymn texts offers readers an opportunity to read and enjoy the language and poetry of their favorite hymns free of musical notation. Readers will gain a greater understanding of their favorite hymns as they read and appreciate the actual hymn texts.