Inspirational Stories Behind Your Favorite Hymns This classic book, written a century ago by the country's leading hymnologist, offers a collection of uplifting stories that will revitalize your worship. Originally published in 1903, the book was the first of its kind - a popular book that gave readers a unique look at the history behind the most popular hymns of the era. Did you know: Charles Wesley wrote the doxology to the hymn "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" The hymn "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" was written by a Sunday school teacher during last-minute preparations for a Christmas Eve service. "Onward Christian Soldiers" became popular shortly after the end of the Civil War. Discover fascinating facts and inspiring stories behind hymns and the men and women who wrote them. This book is also a valuable source of illustrations for pastors and music ministers.