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Stories of the Hundred Most Popular Hymns
By Cecil Northcott
This delightful book tells the stories that lie behind the hundred most popular hymns sung by English-speaking people. The Hymns are divided into five categories: Hymns of Praise, Hymns of Prayer, Hymns of Experience, Hymns of Christ and His Church, and Hymns of Christian Action. The Hundred selections were chosen on the basis of actual requests for hymns as tabulated by radio programs, community singing groups, etc., in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Top favorites are “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” “Abide with Me,” and “Lead, Kindly Light.” Many little known facts about beloved hymns and how they came to be written make this a unique and valuable volume. Its easy-to-read, appealing style will make it much more than a reference tool. In fact, it’s the kind of book you will enjoy just browsing through for inspiration or a few moments of pleasant reading. It is easily adaptable also for use in group programs for the church school.