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I'd Rather Have Jesus - George Beverly Shea

I'd Rather Have Jesus - George Beverly Shea
Have you ever heard the name George Beverly Shea? He was best known as the featured soloist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; however, he also had many recordings, television rallies, and even a radio program called “Hour of Decision.” His famous song, “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” was the first song he ever wrote.

It Cleanseth Me- F. L. Snyder

It Cleanseth Me- F. L. Snyder
Missionary work is a pillar of the Christian faith. Without it, the faith would have remained where it began in the Middle East and would not have...

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...

Hymns on the Battlefield- When I Can Read My Title Clear

Hymns on the Battlefield- When I Can Read My Title Clear
It is related of a Christian officer at the battle of Shiloh, that he lay all night on the field, wounded in both thighs. Said he, “The stars shon...

Anne Steele

Anne Steele
“A name that will linger long in the memory of those who love to sing the songs of Zion, is that of Anne Steele. She was born in 1716, and was th...

The Birth of a National Hymn– My Country ‘Tis of Thee

The Birth of a National Hymn– My Country ‘Tis of Thee
… Samuel F. Smith D.D. (1808-1895), an eminent New England Baptist minister, is the author of this and some thirty other hymns. In answer to some ...

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Hymns have had a profound effect upon people of all tongues and nations through the ages. They have the power to convict, to comfort, to exhort, to point to Christ. Of all the testimonies of a hymn's impact, perhaps none are as gripping as the story of the song that saved a missionary's life, by the grace of God.

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 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 ...