- Scores are included within each hymn (see samples below).
- Each entry includes the full text of each hymn and the story of its composition
- Information about all authors, composers, data on the tune name and meter
- All images from the printed edition are included
- Selected bibliography for further reading and research in the field of hymnology
This collection of uplifting, informative stories behind your favorite hymns will warm your heart and revitalize your worship. Each entry comes with the hymn’s full text and musical score.
Perfect for devotions, sermon illustrations, bulletin inserts, and introducing congregational hymns, each hymn story includes information about the author, composer, the tune’s name, meter, and scriptural basis. Some of the well-loved hymns included are:
|A Mighty Fortress||Amazing Grace|
|Fairest Lord Jesus||Holy, Holy, Holy|
|How Great Thou Art||It Is Well With My Soul|
|Jesus Loves Me||Rock Of Ages|
|Silent Night||The Old Rugged Cross|
“101 Hymn Stories is the kind of fascinating book that is enjoyable for general reading or reference.”—Christian Life
“This book is a valuable source of illustrations for pastors and teachers, and it provides a wealth of background information for song leaders. It should be introduced to all Christians as a personal and family devotional book.”—Bookstore News
“This book should be on the shelf of every pastor and song leader. A pastor will find a treasure house of illustrations. No pastor should leave home without it.”—The Christian Librarian
About Kenneth W. Osbeck
Kenneth W. Osbeck received his M.A. in music from the University of Michigan. His many years of Christian service include almost thirty-five years of teaching at the former Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music, at Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University), and at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He has also served as music director for the Children’s Bible House and several churches. His other books include the national bestseller Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions, 52 Bible Characters Dramatized, Pocket Guide for the Church Choir Member, and 101 More Hymn Stories.