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Thanks to God

Thanks to God
August Ludvig Storm, though born in Motala, lived most of his life in Stockholm, Sweden. In a Salvation Army meeting, as a young man, Mr. Storm fo...

A Man of Faith: Charles Spurgeon

A Man of Faith: Charles Spurgeon
Several pioneers of the Christian faith continue to inspire people to grow in their relationship with the Lord. Charles Spurgeon is one who most Christians know. His works have contributed to the faith of so many. He was a faithful Christian man who had impacted so many.

How Can You Keep From Singing?

How Can You Keep From Singing?
Any believer can relate to the words of this hymn. When someone comes to know the Lord, transformation takes place in the heart, and they no longer see the world from their own eyes but through His eyes. This must have been how Robert Lowry felt as he penned these words. His very life points the reader to the words that came from his hear

Praise to the Lord! the Almighty - Joachim Neander

Praise to the Lord! the Almighty - Joachim Neander
Ascribed a "magnificent hymn of praise to God," Joachim Neander (1650-1680) composed these lines in the year of his death. They stand in stark contrast to the praise of folly celebrated in his youth. At age twenty, while studying at Bremen, Neander and a group of friends went for sport to hear a preacher, yet the record reflects that the "fools who came to scoff remained to pray."

May God Be With You

May God Be With You
Have you ever attended a church that ended its service with a song? Maybe the congregation. The hymn lyrics "God be with you till we meet again; b...

How to: Introduce New Songs

How to: Introduce New Songs
      With 980 selections in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, some are bound to be unfamiliar. These little-known songs are well worth taking...

Ye Children, Seek His Face- Philip Doddridge

Ye Children, Seek His Face- Philip Doddridge
       Philip Doddridge was grandson of one John Doddridge of England, the latter of whom had been ejected from the established church by the Act...

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, My God, to Thee
Lyricist Sarah Adams, though a shortened life of fragile health, lived forty-three productive years. She was widely known for literary and other a...

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus- Louisa Stead

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus- Louisa Stead
Louisa immigrated to the United States as a young adult, living in Cincinnati, Ohio. There she married Mr. Stead, and the two were blessed with a daughter named Lily. When the daughter was but four years old, while vacationing at New York's Long Island Sound, Mr. Stead responded to the peril of a drowning young lad.

In Humble, Grateful Prayer - Phoebe H. Brown

In Humble, Grateful Prayer - Phoebe H. Brown
“George Hinsdale, composer of psalm tune “Hinsdale,” died while his daughter was very young. With an additional loss of her mother, Phoebe was orp...

Hymnwriter's Story: James McGranahan

Hymnwriter's Story: James McGranahan
Psalm 100:2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Though desiring to study musick, McGranahan's father discouraged the...

Rock of Ages: Augustus Toplady

Rock of Ages: Augustus Toplady
      The year was 1756 and a young man of England visited his mother in Ireland. While there, he attended evangelistic services being held in a ba...