Friday, February 10, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Then Sings My Soul, book 3

Then Sings My Soul, Book 3 is the third book in a trilogy about hymns. The author, Robert Morgan, takes us on a historical journey of the church and how hymns have changed over the years. The book covers these various segments:
  • Biblical Hymns
  • Medieval Hymns
  • English Hymns
  • Ancient Hymns
  • German Hymns
  • Gospel Songs
  • Contemporary Praise

In some ways, reading this book is like holding an actual hymnal, due to each of the hymns in this book being laid out in hymnal form. The difference, however, is the textbook portion included after every hymn which shares about the writer of the lyrics and why the song was written. I have always enjoyed learning about the meaning behind these songs, so this book was interesting to me. 

The author chose several hymns I already knew, as well as many more I had never heard of. But, no matter what era the hymns were written in, they were all so rich with words that express worship of, and praise for, our Heavenly Father. They are great tools in helping Christians around the world to vocalize our emotions through song; and, they are filled with lyrics of faith, bringing encouragement and strength as we sing them (or, even just read them). 

I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in hymnology, or in using hymns as a part of their daily devotions.

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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