A Heart to Praise My God: Wesley Hymns for Today

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Abingdon Press, 1996 - Religion - 208 pages
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A Heart to Praise My God: * Provided commentaries for 52 Wesley hymn texts *Includes the complete hymn text--and the Biblical text upon which the hymn is based--printed with each commentary *Features a historical "time-line" of the Wesleys *Offers insights into Wesley's theology Each hymn receives individual treatment. Following Wesley's habit of basing hymns directly on Scripture passages, the biblical text is printed first (where none is designated by Wesley, the author supplies one). Then the central question addressed by the hymn is raised, which in turn is followed by the printing of the hymn itself (words only). The main exposition and commentary then follows. A Heart to Praise My God contains very helpful aids for: * preaching * teaching * new member training * confirmation * adult Bible study

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About the author (1996)

Dr. Steven Kimbrough, Jr., is a Research Fellow of the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition of the Duke Divinity School. He is also a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ, and an internationally known scholar and musician who has devoted years to the study of Charles Wesley's verse. He was a Consultant to the Hymnal Revision Committee of The United Methodist Church.

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