Abide with Me: A Photographic Journey Through Great British Hymns

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New Leaf Publishing Group, 2009 - Music - 112 pages
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Vividly portrays the inspiration and history of twenty-five of the most popular hymns Highlights the faithful work of twenty composers, like John Newton, Henry Lyte, and Sarah Flowers Adams. Includes a free 24-song CD featuring beloved hymns, performed by Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and other artists These beloved British hymns - and the others whose stories are presented in this stunning collection - are the songs that have inspired and comforted worshippers for over three hundred years. The sites where they were composed - brilliantly captured by internationally-acclaimed Irish photographer Paul Seawright and described by American writer and literary scholar John Parker - are presented here, many for the first time. You will be able to see and experience the settings that produced the Church's most magnificent hymns. Join us in this photographic journey across England and Wales as we highlight the places that gave birth to Christianity's most inspiring and unforgettable music.

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This is a fabulous book! I could easily see this sitting out on a coffee table for years to come or a guest room bedside table for enjoyment. Also, this book is a perfect gift idea for my father ... Read full review

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I have seen very few books that stack up to "Abide with Me" as far as depth and beauty goes. It is of the most superb quality for gift giving and should not just be relegated to the coffee table for ... Read full review


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John Parker - Over the course of his career, John served on the faculties of several major institutions. He also spent considerable time in the business world and was a founding partner in a successful management consulting firm that continues to operate to this day. As a management consultant and personal advisor, John has worked for numerous legal, corporate, and governmental organizations. He has also been a featured speaker for numerous organizations and a guest on several radio and television programs. John is a devoted family man and enjoys sports, traveling, music, and photography.

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