Friday, January 7, 2011

Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

This book is a compilation of hymns, from the 1600’s to present day, accompanied by short stories (devotionals) of how they originated. The devotionals describe the history of the songs, composers and lyricists. The author has also included the sheet music for each hymn making it a songbook as well. It is nice that there are a wide variety of songs from different time periods and for various occasions and holidays.

This book is more informational than it is entertaining…and that’s ok! It is interesting to learn about the origin of songs we have been singing in churches for years. The book is easy to read, each chapter containing a song and a one page devotional. It is also nice that the hymns span such a large piece of history so that readers are introduced to various styles of songs and composers. I think the audience of this book is very specific, but I would definitely recommend it to those who love hymns, musician or not, and those who love church history.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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