Excellent for ending or beginning daily devotional
August 20, 2012
Age: Over 65
This book gives short bio of authors and conditions leading up to the writing of each hym and has the words to the hymn and then the music to the refrain or chorus, sometimes first lines, so I always have handy a hymnal so that I can figure out the entire melody. Very informative and inspirrational. Again, holds up well for being paperback, also easy to carry about.
A friend has this hymn /devotional book and during one of my visits I glanced at a few pages and fell in love with this book. If you love hymns then you'll enjoy the wonderful stories behind the inspirations or misfortunate that inspired the writer.