Great Christian Hymn Writers (Google eBook)

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Crossway, Jun 27, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography
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Consider the worshipful lyrics of "Holy, Holy, Holy"; the comforting assurance of "His Eye Is On the Sparrow"; the trusting submission of "Have Thine Own Way, Lord"; the bold declaration made by "O for a Thousand Tongues." They are some of our greatest hymns--and some of the most powerful words in Christendom. Lyrics that help us grasp the reality of faith, set to beautiful music that speaks to our hearts.

The stories behind the hymns are powerful as well. In this book the authors have detailed the intriguing and often tragic circumstances from which many of our best-loved hymns came. They are stories about the private struggles and personal triumphs these men and women hymn writers experienced--stories that give their already-meaningful songs added significance.

Great Christian Hymn Writers is a wonderful resource for worship services, devotional talks, and home schools, as well as for use in your private devotions. And it's worthwhile reading for anyone who's interested in learning where these hymns came from and how it is that they continue to affect us so much.

  

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Contents

emima Luke 18131906
109
Martin Luther 14831546
113
Henry F Lyte 17931847
117
ohn Milton 16081674
121
ames Montgomery 17711854
125
ohn Mason Neale 18181866
127
ohn Newton 17251807
129
Ray Palmer 18081887 Lowell Mason 17921872
133

Jane L Borthwick 18131897 Sarah Borthwick Findlater 18231907
43
Phillips Brooks 18351893
45
ohn Bunyan 16281688
47
Elizabeth Clephane 18301869
51
William Cowper 17311800
55
Fanny J Crosby 18201915
59
Philip Doddridge 17021751
65
Timothy Dwight 17521817
67
Charlotte Elliott 17891871
69
John Fawcett 17401817
73
A Catherine Hankey 18341911
75
Frances Ridley Havergal 18361879
79
Annie S Hawks 18351918
85
Reginald Weber 17831826
89
George Herbert 15931633
93
William W How 18231897
95
ulia Ward Howe 18191910
97
Thomas Ken 16371711
101
Mary A Lathbury 18411913
105
Elizabeth P Prentiss 18181878
135
Christina Rossetti 18301894
139
Una Sandell 18321903
145
Joseph Scriven 18191886
151
Harriet Beecher Stowe 18111896
155
Augustus M Toplady 17401778
161
Anna Bartlett Warner 18201915
163
Isaac Watts 16741748
167
Charles Wesley 17071788
171
ohn Wesky 17031791
175
ohn Greenleaf Whittier 18071892
179
Catherine Winkworth 18271878
183
Writers Remembered for a Single Hymn
189
Postlude
197
A Note About the Authors
199
Composers in Chronological Order
200
Select Bibliography
203
Index to Hymn Titles
205
Copyright

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Page 10 - JESU, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high : Hide me, O my Saviour, hide Till the storm of life is past ; Safe into the haven guide, Oh, receive my soul at last.
Page 15 - NEARER, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me; Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

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