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The Lord Thus Blesses Tracts - James and Sophia Linsley

The Lord Thus Blesses Tracts - James and Sophia Linsley
  On May 5, 1787, James Harvey Linsley was born into a God fearing family in Northford, Connecticut. His family lived with the belief that God had ...

O Send the Joyful Sound Abroad - Dan Taylor

O Send the Joyful Sound Abroad - Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor, founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists, was born December 21, 1738 near Northowram. At an early age, Taylor was proficient a...

Now, Ye Saints, Prepare to Sing- Samuel Deacon

Now, Ye Saints, Prepare to Sing- Samuel Deacon

 

Samuel Deacon, Jr., knew what it meant to prepare your heart to sing and make music to the Lord as his hymn, “Now Ye Saints, Prepare to Sing” states. He had been preparing his heart for the Lord for years before he joined the gospel ministry as a pastor alongside his father in 1779.

The Hour-Glass - John Quincy Adams

The Hour-Glass - John Quincy Adams
The Hour-Glass – John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, wrote this hymn for the 200th anniversary of the F...

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Edmund Sears

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Edmund Sears
First published in 1849, these lines mark the first of any carols by an American writer and one of only two lyrics penned by Edmund Sears. “Althou...

Holy Bible! Choicest Treasure - Dr. David Benedict

Holy Bible! Choicest Treasure - Dr. David Benedict
     Dr. David Benedict (1779-1874) was a man who studied the Word and loved books at an early age. He grew up in a household as one of many child...

The New Song- Arthur Tappan Pierson

The New Song- Arthur Tappan Pierson
Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837-1911) was someone whose passion for the Lord and His work was not known until much later. He was everything that defines a Christian and godly man. To his congregants he was honest, zealous about the Bible and missions. To others he was known as an artist and musician.

Rescue the Perishing

Rescue the Perishing
               A leader at the Bowery Mission watched an intoxicated man stumble out of the stormy night – unshaven, disoriented and with clothes ...

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."