Great Christian Hymn Writers

By Jane Stuart Smith, Betty Carlson, Foreword by Edith Schaeffer

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Great Christian Hymn Writers

By Jane Stuart Smith, Betty Carlson, Foreword by Edith Schaeffer

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Consider the worshipful lyrics of "Holy, Holy, Holy"; the comforting assurance of "His Eye Is On the Sparrow"; the trusting submission of "Have Thine Own Way, Lord"; the bold declaration made by "O for a Thousand Tongues." They are some of our greatest hymns—and some of the most powerful words in Christendom. Lyrics that help us grasp the reality of faith, set to beautiful music that speaks to our hearts.

The stories behind the hymns are powerful as well. In this book the authors have detailed the intriguing and often tragic circumstances from which many of our best-loved hymns came. They are stories about the private struggles and personal triumphs these men and women hymn writers experienced—stories that give their already-meaningful songs added significance.

Great Christian Hymn Writers is a wonderful resource for worship services, devotional talks, and home schools, as well as for use in your private devotions. And it's worthwhile reading for anyone who's interested in learning where these hymns came from and how it is that they continue to affect us so much.


Jane Stuart Smith

JANE STUART SMITH has sung in the major opera houses of Europe and America. She presently lives at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland, where she lectures in music. 

Betty Carlson

BETTY CARLSON has studied at the Conservatory of Music in Lausanne, Switzerland, and now writes and works at L'Abri Fellowship. With Jane Stuart Smith, she coauthored Crossway's Favorite Men Hymn Writers and Favorite Women Hymn Writers

Product Details

Category: History & Biography
Church Ministry
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 8.7 ounces
ISBN-10: 0-89107-944-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-89107-944-6
ISBN-UPC: 9780891079446
Case Quantity: 52
Published: June 27, 1997