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I have decided to follow Jesus...
Did you know that this hymn is believed to have originated with the Garo tribe of India? 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus... Or that this hymn was written by a woman after watching her husband drown as he tried to rescue a child?
Songs of Glory is a remarkable compilation of hymns, ranging from English translations of Latin hymns of the early church to contemporary Christian songs of this decade. Each of the 300 selections begins with the first stanza of the hymn and is followed by a story. The stories, containing little-known, pertinent information, describe the occasions or experiences that prompted the writing of the hymns and the individuals who wrote, arranged, recorded, and preserved them.
Some of the hymn writers, such as Martin Luther, Charles Wesley, and Fanny Crosby; are well known, while many others, such as a grieving father, a pioneer heading West, and a master cabinetmaker, are "obscure, devout Christians who were inspired to write words that have endured the test of time and have become dearly loved."
This book will not only inform the reader of the details surrounding the popular hymns of the Christian faith, it will also inspire the reader with examples of courage, dedication, and an unswerving faith in God.
William J. Reynolds is a prolific composer, writer, collector, and leading authority on the songs of the church. After twenty-five years serving as minister of music in large Southern Baptist churches and as secretary of the Church Music Department of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, he was named Distinguished Professor of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the general editor of the Baptist Hymnal, the co-author of A Survey of Christian Hymnody, and a consultant for several denominational hymnbooks.