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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Sep 2004
Nelson Reference & Electronic

Then Sings My Soul, Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories

by Robert J. Morgan

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Then Sings My Soul, Book 2 lives up to its name. Your soul will sing from page to page, and continue humming after you lay this book down. Listed as a devotional volume, many threads of entertainment, learning, and soul satisfaction are woven through this satisfying compendium. The great hymns--most well-known, some not so familiar--originated in many denominations, from Roman Catholic to Seventh Day Baptist. The music arose from a variety of traditions, classical to metrical psalms to African-American spirituals. The hymn writers represent a rainbow of humanity worldwide: male and female, lay and cleric. Hymn stories joyfully pull the reader into the panoply of Christian history from early Middle Ages to recent times. Short, interesting biographies of several famous hymn writers, such as Isaac Watt and Fanny Crosby, spread over several hymns. Uplifting, appealing anecdotes about people impacted by special hymns grace a number of the narratives.

Here are a couple of bon mots to whet your appetite. Septimus Winner, the man who wrote Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone, also wrote Whispering Hope. Maybe you prefer more important history. The account which accompanies Joy To The World! explains how Isaac Watt based it on Psalm 98, included it in his hymnal of New Testament type psalms, and received criticism for daring to write such “whims.”

Award winning author and pastor, Robert J. Morgan, wants everyone, ministers and laypeople alike, to enjoy the rich inheritance we have in our hymns. Then Sings My Soul, Book 2 certainly encourages this enjoyment.

This wonderfully interesting, spiritually enlivening book will find a place in family readings, Christian groups, as a reference book for teachers and pastors, and personal reading. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

More of your favorite and most loved hymn stories!

Rob Morgan's unmistakable talent for storytelling continues to help reacquaint people with the hymns of the faithful. Then Sings My Soul has sold over 300,000 copies, and it's still going strong!

In Then Sings My Soul Book 2, these devotional-style stories brim with emotion and drama about the people whose faith led them to write the hymns, and about the people whose lives were changed by them. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through the beauty of song.