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Who Stole Your Hymns?

You love the hymns, right? Every service you listen to the familiar melodies and the lines of rhyme that reach into the very depths of the soul. Bu...

Nearer, Still Nearer

Nearer, Still Nearer
Choosing to avoid the spotlight and content in her labours as a homemaker, Lelia N. Morris used a pseudonym in her writings. While sitting at her s...

Draw Me Nearer

Draw Me Nearer
The pairing of lines and melody are so fitting as to be inseparable in this song, receiving abounding acceptance both near and far. While visiting ...

Thou Art My All

Thou Art My All
Born in Philadelphia, Albert Bennett was converted and baptized at an early age. He immediately engaged in the work of the ministry, serving in Sun...

My Heart, My Life, My All I Bring

My Heart, My Life, My All I Bring
Frances Ridley Havergal was the daughter of W. H. Havergal, a hymnist in his own right, with about a hundred poems and a multitude of melodic compo...

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Many of the finest compositions of Watts were written in his youth for a local congregation. In his twenties, Isaac began to debate publishing his ...

Higher Ground

Higher Ground
Oatman’s prolific pen, recording thousands of sacred lines, was centered upon the growth of the saint and a daily walk in victory. In his words, we...

Come Over and Help Us

Come Over and Help Us
Sarah Boardman Judson, the second “Mrs. Judson,” was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salem, Massachusetts. The heart for mission work amo...

Do Not I Love Thee, O My Lord?

Do Not I Love Thee, O My Lord?
At twenty years old, Doddridge entered the ministry. The first sermon was greatly blessed, seeing two souls brought to the Saviour. This he deliv...

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Oft heralded as the finest work of Horatius Bonar, these lines were authored while he pastored in Scotland. As was his custom, the lines are access...

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Pastor Smith began preaching in 1853, pastoring several congregations until arriving at Edinburgh in 1874, where he would serve to age seventy. The...

7 Rules for Singing (by John Wesley)

Here we share the “Directions for Singing” that were given by John Wesley. We find them as relevant today as the moment they were inked.