16 December 2010
Then Sings My Soul Book Review
I just finished reading the book Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan. Have y'all ever sang a hymn in church and wondered about the story behind the hymn? If so, this book is definately for you. I grew up singing hymns and so when I saw this book, I knew I had to get it.
The contents of the book is awesome. It is divided into Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Patriotic, and other favorites. I definately turned right to the Christmas section first. Something even better about this book is that it also has the written music to accompany it! I played a little piano long, long ago, but I'm pretty sure I can play all these songs if I got my hands on a piano. This book would be great to sing hymns as a family, or even use as a small devotional to learn about the background of songs that are so important to a Christian (or more traditional Christian). The pages look rustic and worn which is really neat since it contains so much history and I absolutely would reccomend this book to anyone! It also has the year that each song was written and I am thinking about typing up some Christmas hymns along with their history as little Christmas gifts. Great book for those history lovers out there!
There are so many well known songs such as "Joy to the world" "Jesus paid it all" "Great is thy faithfulnes" "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Amazing Grace". So not only does it have hymns, but also lots of other song such as "My Country 'Tis of thee" and "America, the beautiful".
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