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  • M Taylor posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    In a day when the emphasis in church is “casual” (clothes, music, etc.), the old and reverent hymns seem to be on the way out. “Our Hymns Our Heritage” is a great read on how the old hymns came about. The book is over 250 pages, covers over 100 hymns and is organized by chapter (hymn):

    – Name of hymn.

    – The actual hymn itself.

    – How the hymn came about.

    – Author of the hymn.

    – Other pertinent information.

    What I like about this title:

    – Covers many of the old hymns in different season (Christmas, Easter, etc.) and different areas (praise, repentance, testimony, thanksgiving, etc.).

    – Like reading the actual hymn.

    – Very good history of the hymn (author, how it came about, etc.).

    – Very good variety of hymns covered.

    – Good footnotes and helpful topical index.

    Really good read and highly recommended. I was given a review copy by Moody Publishers in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.