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O Thou My Soul, Forget No More

O Thou My Soul, Forget No More
Krishnu Pal was among the first of the Hindus who renounced caste and idolatry for Christ’s sake (editor’s note: Krishnu Pal was the first co...

There Is Power in the Blood- Lewis Edgar Jones

There Is Power in the Blood- Lewis Edgar Jones
Lewis Edgar Jones was born February 8th, 1865, in Yates City, Illinois, and died September 1st, 1936. Jones grew up on a farm outside of Davenport, Iowa, until he left at age 21.

O What Amazing Words of Grace - Samuel Medley

O What Amazing Words of Grace - Samuel Medley
“’Whoever thirsts,” ‘O gracious word.’”  “Precious is the gospel invitation given in the hymn by Samuel Medley (subject of our previous Melody Mom...

O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth.

O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth.
            “This hymn was penned by Samuel Medley, who wrote two hundred and thirty hymns, which were gathered in a volume the year after his dea...

Just As I Am, Without One Plea

Just As I Am, Without One Plea
  Charlotte Elliot, born March 18th, 1789, suffered throughout her long life with great physical pain and distress. Though she was physica...

Blest Be the Tie that Binds- John Fawcett

Blest Be the Tie that Binds- John Fawcett
“This sweet hymn was written by John Fawcett D.D. in 1772. The following are given as the interesting facts that occasioned it..."

I Gave My Life For Thee

I Gave My Life For Thee
  The story behind the hymn “I Gave My Life For Thee” as told by its author, Francis Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), in response to a letter sent to ...

William Cowper

William Cowper
       William Cowper (pronounced ‘Cooper”) was born November 15th, 1731. Rendered motherless at the age of 6, and raised by a father unsuited to ...

There is a Fountain- William Cowper

There is a Fountain- William Cowper
“After giving a black catalogue of criminals, among whom were thieves, drunkards, &c, the apostle adds: "And such were some of you: but ye are...

Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley
Charles Wesley was born December 18th, 1708 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England to Samuel and Susanna Wesley. The third son and youngest child of 18 children, Charles Wesley would one day become one of the most prolific and long remembered hymn writers of all time.

Jesus Lover of My Soul - Charles Wesley (Part 2)

Jesus Lover of My Soul - Charles Wesley (Part 2)
  From the historical archives at Melody Publications, we bring to you this account from the "Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors" publ...

Jesus Lover of My Soul - Charles Wesley (Part 1)

Jesus Lover of My Soul - Charles Wesley (Part 1)
From the archives at Melody Publications, we bring this touching account from an old hymn history book, part 1.   Charles Wesley’s hymn “Jesus, Lo...