- 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
- 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:
|Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus|
|I’ d Rather Have Jesus||Worthy Is the Lamb|
|My Jesus, I Love Thee||Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary|
|Trust And Obey||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing|
|Because He Lives||I Surrender All|
“101 More Hymn Stories is the most inspiring reminder of faith that has gone before and of the value of great hymns.”—Booktalk
“It is common knowledge that nothing breaks down the barriers between people as do songs and music. When these stories of the origin of the hymns we sing are added, it makes singing even more meaningful, increases understanding, and multiplies blessing.”—Provident Bookfinder
“This book will be a blessing to all who read it.”—Mid-American Theological Journal
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 Hymn Stories.
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