How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns

How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns

by Laura L. Smith


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If you love singing and listening to hymns, this book is for you! Hymns are a special kind of music, packed with truth, redemption, and joy, no matter how the times or culture change. How Sweet the Sound focuses on 30 beloved hymns that still speak to us today. Each chapter includes the lyrics to a favorite hymn, an interesting modern-day story of how that hymn continues to impact lives, and questions for contemplation. You'll enjoy hearing the stories of how hymns have affected other people's lives as you remember how the hymns you treasure have affected yours.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640700505
Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 982,453
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Laura L. Smith is a music lover. She grew up singing old hymns in her traditional church, then rushing home to count down the rest of the Top 40 on Billboard’s music charts with Casey Kasem. A best-selling author, Smith speaks around the country sharing the love of Christ with women at conferences and events. She lives in the college town of Oxford, Ohio, with her husband and four kids. Visit to learn more.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How Can a Hymn Do That? 9

1 The Doxology: How Hymns Unite Us 15

2 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty: How Hymns Fill Us with Gratitude 21

3 Go Down, Moses!: How Hymns Free Us 30

4 Psalm 96: How Hymns Point Us Back to What Matters 37

5 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: How Hymns Remind Us of His Faithfulness 44

6 It Is Well with My Soul: How Hymns Calm Our Storms 54

7 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less: How Hymns Secure Us 64

8 I Love to Tell the Story: How Hymns Stir Us 72

9 Take My Life, and Let It Be: How Hymns Help Us Live for Jesus 80

10 Be Thou My Vision: How Hymns Help Us Fight Our Battles 88

11 Jesus Paid It All: How Hymns Cleanse Us 96

12 What a Friend We Have in Jesus: How Hymns Comfort Us 103

13 Rock of Ages: How Hymns Protect Us 110

14 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus: How Hymns Center Us 118

15 Were You There?: How Hymns Take Us to the Cross 126

16 Nothing but the Blood: How Hymns Renew Us 133

17 Holy, Holy, Holy: How Hymns Help Us Worship 141

18 The Lord's Prayer: How Hymns Help Us Pray 147

19 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands: How Hymns Help Us Love 155

20 Give Me Jesus: How Hymns Root Us 162

21 The Old Rugged Cross: How Hymns Humble Us 170

22 Silent Night: How Hymns Bring Us Peace 178

23 He Will Hold Me Fast: How Hymns Soothe Us 186

24 Blessed Assurance: How Hymns Tell Our Story 195

25 Go, Tell It on the Mountain: How Hymns Help Us Share the Gospel 202

26 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus: How Hymns Sustain Us 208

27 This Little Light of Mine: How Hymns Ignite Us 215

28 In the Garden: How Hymns Remind Us We're Not Alone 223

29 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: How Hymns Bring Us Joy 230

30 Amazing Grace: How Hymns Transform Us 237

Afterword: Come Spotify with Me! 247

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 251

About the Author 259

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