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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.”

 

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...

New Shape Note Edition!

New Shape Note Edition!
Melody Publications announces the arrival of the Shape Note edition of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs. This edition offers your favorite selections in this heritage notation loved by generations.

Hymn Story: Rock of Ages

Hymn Story: Rock of Ages
How often does the weary soul toil on through the burden of the day without stopping to consider Him? Fellowship with He who ought to be our refuge, our joy, our strength often is relegated to the early morning hours or before bed at night. But what courage might we find if we would only turn our thoughts to him as we labour? Given below is one such example.

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...

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 ...

Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson
"Robert Robinson was born in Swaffham, Norfolk, on September 27th 1735. He was saved in his early 20s, and later became a preacher..."

Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing

Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing
“Many illustrations can be given of this line of “Come Thou Fount.”
“Do you wish to sing as angels sing? Ask of God an heavenly mind...

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...

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..."