Then online Sings My Soul: 150 Of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories (Special 2021 Edition - Full Leather) by Morgan, Robert (2003) Leather Bound online

Then online Sings My Soul: 150 Of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories (Special 2021 Edition - Full Leather) by Morgan, Robert (2003) Leather Bound online

Then online Sings My Soul: 150 Of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories (Special 2021 Edition - Full Leather) by Morgan, Robert (2003) Leather Bound online

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Rob Morgan''s inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations. Don''t look for a dry recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history — the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through song. FEATURES: Includes words and music to each hymn Special softcover, french flap cover design Ivory paper with brown ink Jagged-edge paper, giving it a classic feel Complete with hymn index Use for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers

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Charlotte
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great, but wish it was more detailed
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
This book is half hymnal, half book. On the left side of the page is the hymn with music and the right side is the story behind the hymn. I learned a lot about the history of hymns in general, with some surprising facts. Such as: Jesus Loves the Little Children... See more
This book is half hymnal, half book. On the left side of the page is the hymn with music and the right side is the story behind the hymn.

I learned a lot about the history of hymns in general, with some surprising facts. Such as: Jesus Loves the Little Children actually has 3 verses. We only sing the chorus.

Also, multiple were written by teenagers! I definitely did not have such beautiful, Christ-centered sophistication in my writing as a teen!

Many hymns were born out of great tragedy and are a direct reflection of Scripture.

I had really high expectations for this book because I LOVE hymns. It was definitely good, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if he focused on 50 rather than 150 hymns and allotted more time to each story and author. The stories seemed a little rushed and incomplete.

Aside from the stories, I really enjoyed praying through the rich lyrics of each hymn.

The Love of God, one of my favorite hymns was written on an empty lemon crate in a citrus packing house in California.

“Could we with ink the ocean fill and were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky.”
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Kingbird
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Interesting and inspiring reading
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
This book gives fascinating and often inspiring insights into the history of many favorite old hymns of the church and I have enjoyed learning many of those stories. I knocked a couple stars off my review, however, because of the publisher''s choice of binding. While the... See more
This book gives fascinating and often inspiring insights into the history of many favorite old hymns of the church and I have enjoyed learning many of those stories. I knocked a couple stars off my review, however, because of the publisher''s choice of binding. While the spine-binding seems to be very solidly done, the page edges are rough and uneven. While this may yield the feel of an "old book" I find it distracting and difficult to use when thumbing through the pages.
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The background of some of the hymns we love...
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
I''ve always enjoyed learning the stories behind hymns and while some of the information wasn''t breathtaking, it was well written and I learned something. In addition I realized that some of the songs we think were written with the last 20 years were actually written a long... See more
I''ve always enjoyed learning the stories behind hymns and while some of the information wasn''t breathtaking, it was well written and I learned something. In addition I realized that some of the songs we think were written with the last 20 years were actually written a long time ago. The arrangements were changed and in the case of O Happy Day, the chorus became the basis for a huge gospel hit, in the 70''s.

I knew many of the songs but others not so much. Also some of the patriotic songs we sing were written as hymns. If you enjoy music you will like this very much. No gained knowledge, is wasteful.
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Ellis Peters
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Print version great! Digital, not so much. WORKAROUND for actually USING the SHEET MUSIC!
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
Print version is great! Print gets 5 stars. DIGITAL GETS 2 STARS because the digital version is not especially useful when I’m trying to read the music as I sing. HERE’S WHY: The words and music are presented as sheet music, but each line is a separate image. If... See more
Print version is great! Print gets 5 stars. DIGITAL GETS 2 STARS because the digital version is not especially useful when I’m trying to read the music as I sing.

HERE’S WHY: The words and music are presented as sheet music, but each line is a separate image. If I enlarge the first line of words and music so I can read them in Kindle on my iPad mini, when I get to the end of the line I must then close that image and go through the process of enlarging the next line. I find that starting and stopping like that creates frustration and eliminates the pleasure of singing the hymn. I tried enlarging the font, which, predictably, did not affect the images containing sheet music.

AS A CUMBERSOME WORK-AROUND, I just now spent some time fiddling with options for ZOOM under ACCESSIBILITY, which is in GENERAL in the SETTINGS app on the iOS 11.2.0. Within the Kindle app, I switched to one-column view, and then with the ZOOM control, I RESIZED THE LENS to include all images of the desired sheet music, and adjusted magnification accordingly. This way I can comfortably sing the entire hymn without interruption. HOWEVER, since I am not visually impaired, I do not need the “zoomer” active ALL the time, so I will need to turn it on in settings before I use the digital hymnal, and then turn it off again afterward. Not a terribly huge deal, I think, but I feel such gyrations shouldn’t be necessary for someone with normal vision, and it may become more trouble to me than it’s worth. They can do better. I’ll try the zoomer for a while to see what I think of it.
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Beautiful Content and Appearance!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2019
This book is beautiful inside and out!! I have never said that about a book before, lol. I purchased this as a gift for my Choir Director and he almost cried when he started paging through it. Having inspiring devotional style stories about each hymn with the lyrics and... See more
This book is beautiful inside and out!! I have never said that about a book before, lol. I purchased this as a gift for my Choir Director and he almost cried when he started paging through it. Having inspiring devotional style stories about each hymn with the lyrics and music takes singing praises to the Lord to a whole new level. AND the beautiful zigged staggered outer edges of the pages - heart swoons - gives it an old world feel. Looks like something that should be in a frame. I should have taken pictures. I love this book so much!!!

And this is the paperback version. I’m going to have to buy him book #2 for Christmas.
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Shell2585
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Great Resource- Very Brief Backstory
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
I love this book and really appreciate the heart behind it. I love the old hymns and really want to teach my kids not only the hymns and their lyrics but also the stories behind them. I purchased this book so that we could use it while homeschooling to learn about our... See more
I love this book and really appreciate the heart behind it. I love the old hymns and really want to teach my kids not only the hymns and their lyrics but also the stories behind them. I purchased this book so that we could use it while homeschooling to learn about our favorite hymns. I will say, similar to what other reviewers have said, the stories for each hymn are extremely brief. I would much rather have had half of the hymns covered and more info on each hymn. I could see how the short description for each one could be really helpful for some people that just want to give a brief overview when teaching or learning for themselves. I will probably just research each hymn on my own and add a little to each one while I am teaching my kids. I''m still thankful for this resource and would recommend it to someone wanting to learn the stories of these great hymns!
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Donna C.
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Wonderful book on hymns.
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2021
Love this book so much. Tells about the hymn writers and the music composers. Great stories about their life including how that particular hymn came about (and includes other hymns that may have written and/or composed). These people of the past are inspirations to us all,... See more
Love this book so much. Tells about the hymn writers and the music composers. Great stories about their life including how that particular hymn came about (and includes other hymns that may have written and/or composed). These people of the past are inspirations to us all, at least for me And included is the music itself and most of the time all the verses. I can sing along to myself of course. Dare not let anyone hear (ha). But the notes do help me stay on key as much as possible! I use this book as part of my morning devotions, doing one hymn a day.
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Mary
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Shucks!
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021
I thought that I was ordering this book with the fringed pages which added to its uniqueness. Was very disappointed my copy did not come same as I originally viewed in friends copy with fringed pages. Shucks!! Very disappointed!
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Violet
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WORDS INADEQUATE TO DESCRIBE THIS WONDERFUL BOOK OF HYMNS
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2020
Words are inadequate to describe this wonderful book. A cherished purchase. Love it. Nice thick pages, with every hymn you can think of and the story behind each hymn is touching. Front index the title of the hymn. The back index the first line of the hymn. I recommend it...See more
Words are inadequate to describe this wonderful book. A cherished purchase. Love it. Nice thick pages, with every hymn you can think of and the story behind each hymn is touching. Front index the title of the hymn. The back index the first line of the hymn. I recommend it highly.
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S. Kemp
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Good book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 18, 2017
I heard a preacher using this book in a service and decided to buy it. the history of the hymns is fascinating. Good book delivered promptly.
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Jenny Wren
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A very enjoyable read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2018
My husband has really enjoyed this book, and thoroughly recommends it.
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Carole
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Hymn stories
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2014
Was intrigued to listen to the story behind one of my favorite hymns on t.v. and was keen to hear of more stories. I was pleased to find the book on Amazon and it arrived only a few days after it was ordered.
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sophia jones
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Wonderful stories behind the hymns that i never knew
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 9, 2019
Fantastic discovery into the history behind the most loved hymns. A real edifying insight.
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