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Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories Paperback – February 3, 2003
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Rob Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for more than thirty years. He is a bestselling and Gold-Medallion winning writer of more than twenty books with more than two million in print circulation. Rob has written articles for numerous publications and has appeared on national television and radio shows. He and his wife, Katrina, have three daughters and twelve grandchildren.
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"Rock of Ages" lyricist Augustus Toplady died at the young age of 38, but the song, written in 1776, has survived as a testament to him.
Father Joseph Mohr wrote "Silent Night" due to the fact that the church organ was broken and something was needed for the Christmas Eve presentation in 1818.
Charlotte Elliott wrote "Just as I am" out of despair and hopelessness over her constant ill health. Although she suffered for most of her 87 years, the song served as a beacon to others and probably accounted for her longevity.
"In the Garden" was written as the result of slowly developing film.
These brief snippets are just some of the facts that populate this fascinating book covering the development of 150 hymns.
Each hymn is provided with the background historical information.
The book sports ragged edged paper to give it an air of authenticity to the parchment copies of old.
Author Morgan has a genuine respect for the hymn and has done his research in compiling this notable work.
As a church musician, I am most appreciative.
In Book I, for instance, you will find the heart-rending pathos of the genesis of such hymns as "Nearer My God to Thee,", "It is well with my Soul" and "O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go". You will also learn the stories behind the thoughtful and introspective hymns such as "Amazing Grace" and "This Is My Father's World". And the hymns of unparalleled praise: "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee", and "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty."
Did you know....that among the above hymns, two were written by illustrious Presbyterian pastors-both of whom served The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City? ...that "In the Garden" was written while the author was waiting for some film to develop? Or that "Onward, Christian Soldiers" was written for an English children's parade, by their pastor? Every one of these hymns has a story, some tender, some humorous, all filled with the possibility to inspire.
Both books would be very helpful to pastors planning worship-and indeed could be the springboard for any number of sermons, illustrations or hymn festivals.
For more than twenty years, author Robert J. Morgan has served as the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, so he brings a pastor's reverence and appreciation of these hymns to his narrative
Overall this is an agreeable book covering many important hymns and with a brief on the music or text. However, in my opinion, the hymn stories series from Kenneth Osbeck is a far better reference in depth and detail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! I've enjoyed reading through the old hymns and learning the stories behind them.Published 3 days ago by Meg F
Loved this book. Such wonderful stories of the events and emotions God used to inspire these songs.Published 8 days ago by Gary Barnes
Purchased as a required book for our homeschool curriculum this coming year. Each hymn has a two page spread: one with sheet music and another with a brief explanation how the hymn... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Memphis Mom
The content of the book is a solid 5 stars but the paper quality is awful and the edges are uneven. I returned the first copy, thinking the paper issue was a bad run but when the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Antics
Love the history of these hymns! Received as a gift and gave one as a gift. They loved it!Published 27 days ago by Susan Detweiler
It's a great book. However, with the Kindle version, the images of the music note with lyrics are too small so it's impassible to read the lyrics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dolph