Friday, January 7, 2011

Then Sings My Soul

Do you have a favorite hymn?  Have you ever wondered if there was a story behind that hymn?  If so, you will want to read “Then Sings My Soul” special edition by Robert J. Morgan.  Joy to the World, Blessed Assurance, Amazing Grace, Safe in the Arms of Jesus and Jesus is all the World to Me are simply a few of the hymns you can read about in this book.  Did you know the history of the popular Christmas song Away in the Manger?  There is an unsolved mystery associated with this song.  But I am not going to tell you.  If you are curious you need to read the book!  You can read the stories behind so many different hymns.  Many hymns were inspired by tragedy, some by difficult circumstances, and some just by sheer luck.  You can read about famous hymn writers like Fanny Crosby and others you may have never heard of before like Robert Robinson (who wrote the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing).  I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Then Sings My Soul”.  It would be a great book to give to a pastor, to those interested in music and even to a mother with young kids.  Our oldest kids are 6 and 7 and there are many stories they will enjoy hearing and reading together.  If you are looking for a good read or a good book to give as a gift, you truly cannot go wrong with “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J. Morgan.

2 comments:

Myn and Lu said...

I NEED this book! The only story behind the sond I know is "I love you, Lord", and it's such a sweet story! This is going in my amazon cart. :)

Trinka said...

I love the stories behind hymns. Come Thou Fount is one of my favorites!