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Songs in the Night; Inspiring Stories behind 100 Hymns Born in Trial and Suffering
     

Songs in the Night; Inspiring Stories behind 100 Hymns Born in Trial and Suffering

by Henry Gariepy
 
"These are the inspiring stories behind one hundred of the church's best-loved hymns. Henry Gariepy provides the intriguing background behind the composition of such classic and contemporary songs as "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Divided into thirteen sections according to theme—a structure that lends an important devotional element to this

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"These are the inspiring stories behind one hundred of the church's best-loved hymns. Henry Gariepy provides the intriguing background behind the composition of such classic and contemporary songs as "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Divided into thirteen sections according to theme—a structure that lends an important devotional element to this study—Gariepy's vivid descriptions of these hymns will make them all the more meaningful to everyone who still sings them today."

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Publishers Weekly
"The volume is both poignant reading and a useful resource.... Forged in the agonies of war, slavery, illness or depression, they offer words that have brought solace to many over the years. These stories of the circumstances in which such favorites as "Just As I Am," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and "Amazing Grace," were written will be a source of hope and inspiration for readers today."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gariepy, National Literary Consultant for the Salvation Army in the United States, here gathers the background stories that led to the composition of 100 well-known hymns. Acknowledging that some of the most cherished Christian hymns are the result of "night seasons," times of doubt, grief or loneliness for their writers, the volume is both poignant reading and a useful resource (e.g., for preachers, teachers, etc.). The book includes biblical, historical and contemporary examples of people who have turned sorrow into song; and the hymns themselves are printed as poetry without music. Forged in the agonies of war, slavery, illness or depression, they offer words that have brought solace to many over the years. These stories of the circumstances in which such favorites as "Just As I Am," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and "Amazing Grace," were written will be a source of hope and inspiration for readers today. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802838025
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.03(d)

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