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Publication Date: 2012
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In 2003, Robert Morgan released what would become a future classic for over a million readers, a unique book entitled Then Sings My Soul. This collection of the worlds greatest hymns and the stories behind them stirred an entire generation to better understand the heritage of our faith through song.
Now, in the long-awaited third volume of this series, Morgan expands his material to include the great history of worship, the first biblical hymns, biographical sketches of the most interesting composers, and almost 60 generations of hymn singing. The new book also includes a collection of the greatest hymns youve never heard, with lead-sheets included.
All of this is in addition to even more standard hymns and the stories of the composers behind them.
Morgans conclusion guides the reader into enjoying all of Gods music, blending the old and the new into a symphony of praise that keeps the worship alive for a new generation.
ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5For Music LoversDecember 24, 2013ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I grew up in the church, and hymns were something I always loved. In fact, hymns are something that are somewhat "out of style" in most churches today, and I miss them a lot. This was like visiting a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I loved the history in the book, and I also loved the fact that each hymn was printed in the book with the music. I love reading the stories behind all these hymns. Some of them are well-known to me, and some are not. But all of the hymns were written to worship God within the church and even in one's personal devotional life.
The book was very well-organized so that you can easily find the hymns you know and love. This book is set up very well for daily devotions. In fact, I do not recommend that you sit down to read this cover to cover. I tried to do that, and I felt overwhelmed. Read this story by story, and I believe that you will truly be encouraged in your Christian walk. I was most intrigued by the real story of "It Is Well With My Soul." I had never heard the entire story behind my favorite hymn, and now I know it. It makes the song even more meaningful to me. I highly recommend this song to anyone who loves the hymns or wishes to discover them. There is certain to be something that will resonate with you.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Miriam Jacob5 Stars Out Of 5"Then Sings My Soul, Volume 3" by Robert J. MorganSeptember 30, 2013Miriam JacobQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Then Sings My Soul, Volume 3" by Robert J. Morgan presents the classic hymns of the faith in a magnificent two-thousand year repertoire of music in Christian hymnody that reverberates awesomely through the ages of time. By learning the splendid legacy of our past, we create a beautiful legacy for our future.
All creation sings God's praise in a magnificent crescendo of sights and sounds.The Lord created us with an extraordinary capability for music and song. We are designed and destined to sing His glorious praises. "God lives in the praises of His people." Our spirits respond to God's truth in a musical form. Hymns are "distillations of the richest truths of God," "bursts of devotional richness,""portable units of praise," and "miniature Bible studies" that lead us to worship and praise God. Hymns have "an indestructible freshness and power." A hymnbook is one of "the richest fountains of edification."
Sifting through the overarching heritage of our hymnody, we come to the root core of praise. The history of our hymnody is a rich and varied study of inspiring legacies, selfless heroes and astounding stories. The history of the church is recorded in her soul-stirring hymns while the story of Christianity can be read in its inspiring songs. Just like the well-gleaned promises of the Bible, a unique hymn is available for each particular need of ours, covering every single circumstance we will ever face in life.
God loves music. He recorded a lot of it in the Bible. God loves it when His children sing His praises. Hymns and songs proclaim God's truth. God blesses people in every age and clime with the amazing ability to compose songs and music to glorify His Name in all the earth. God the Holy Spirit sings through the voice of His church. "When we sing to the Lord, it is the Holy Spirit welling up and overflowing in our hearts!" God is praised and honored when we sing to Him! To God alone be all the glory!
Â© Miriam Jacob
SelabearFort Collins, COAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Another fine addition to seriesJanuary 11, 2013SelabearFort Collins, COAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The first thing that you notice when you hold this book is the pages. They are thick, uneven in an antiqued sort of way. It's comforting. Matches the theme of the book. I know each book in the series is like this, but I still like it :-)
The sections in this book are The History of Hymnody, Do You Know These Hymns?, Six Hymn Stories I Love to Tell, and Hymning in Private and in Public.
I appreciate his breadth of knowledge and research that went into this book. Each hymn has a full page of information about the hymn, which is interesting and relevant to the hymn. The music and words are included for each hymn, which if I ever get back to playing the piano, I will love having.
Not growing up singing hymns and not having many hymns in our current church, I really enjoy reading about the history of the hymns. The whole premise of the book, as stated on the front cover, is Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our Faith. I agree. I think we have a lot to learn from hymns and can draw closer to God through them.
Thank you to Robert J. Morgan for allowing us young'ns to feel the power of the hymns through this book and the other two in the series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Archie IsibPhAge: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5sing with this bookOctober 9, 2012Archie IsibPhAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book will stay on my shelf for many years to come, really wonderful book. Then Sings My Soul - The Story of Our Songs: Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our Faith Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan is the last book in the series. These books are treasures for any Christian's home library! a very easy to read format. it offers history on hymns... the author really researches,ponders, and studies each hymn, providing background information as well as his personal thoughts. That's why I love these series. In it, are over 50 songs and hymns, with the lyrics, the history and the sheet music. I was amazed at how beautiful it was. I would really recommended this book!
RonnieGender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Hymnology ResourceJuly 5, 2012RonnieGender: maleValue: 5Meets Expectations: 5In my capacity as Worship Coordinator at our church and one of the music leaders I do a regular hymnology presentation which our congregation seem to enjoy. All three of these books are a wealth of easy-to-use information to help me prepare for these talks.
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