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'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...

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder- James M. Black

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder- James M. Black
Mr. Black served as a teacher of singing schools and editor of many gospel songbooks. One of the titles, Songs of the Soul, 1894, sold more than four hundred thousand copies wherein these lines were first published and became widely accepted. Black records the origin of the lines as follows:

Constantly Abiding

Constantly Abiding
In times of success, Anne found that Christ was all that could satisfy. In times of loss, she found he was all upon which to rely.

Salvation by Singing: Jesus Lover of My Soul

Salvation by Singing: Jesus Lover of My Soul

As he paused a moment in his walk the sound of singing reached his ear; he opened the door and listened. It was the children’s nurse just putting her young charge to bed. Clear and distinct came the tone to Frank’s ear, –

“Jesus! Lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the raging billows roll,
While the tempest still is high.”

 

It Is Well With My Soul- Horatio Spafford and Phillip P. Bliss

It Is Well With My Soul- Horatio Spafford and Phillip P. Bliss
From the archives at Melody Publications, we bring the history of the beloved hymn "It Is Well." This history and hundreds of others are found in t...