Monday, November 29, 2010

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul

Just in time for Christmas I was excited to see Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan available to review on I haven't finished reading it yet, as it's a collection of 150 stories of hymns that are sung during Easter, Christmas, and just all year 'round in general.  But, the stories I have read give the hymns more life.  Anyone who knows me knows I am a traditional hymn gal all the way....I have no problems if you like contemporary Christian music, but I was brought up singing all these hymns, and still love them!

Rev. Robert Morgan explores the stories behind some of the best-loved hymns that we all know.  In the book are many accounts of tribulations, triumphs, struggles and hope – ordinary people who connected with God in amazing ways, sharing their experiences through song.

Each song has the music on one side, and the story of the song on the other.  It would be helpful if I knew how to play piano. :) The paper inside is really neat; it's jagged and thick, giving it an old timey, yet classic feel.

Did you know that the orignal words to "Hark! The Herald Angel Sing" were as follows?

                              Hark, how all the welkin rings,
                              Glory to the King of kings;
                              Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
                              God and sinners reconciled!
                              Joyful all ye nations, rise,
                              Join the triumph of the skies;
                              Universal nature say,
                              Chirst the Lord is born to-day!

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