CONTENTS

Foreword

Preface

Stories of 101 Selected Favorite Hymns

     1. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

     2. Abide with Me

     3. All Creatures of Our God and King

     4. All Hail the Power

     5. All the Way My Savior Leads Me

     6. Amazing Grace

     7. Angels from the Realms of Glory

     8. Battle Hymn of the Republic

     9. Be still My Soul

     10. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

     11. Blessed Assurance

     12. Blest be the Tie That Binds

     13. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

     14. Come, Thou Almighty King

     15. Come, Thou Fount

     16. Count Your Blessings

     17. Day by Day

     18. Day is Dying in the West

     19. Deeper and Deeper

     20. Doxology

     21. Fairest Lord Jesus

     22. Faith of Our Fathers

     23. For the Beauty of the Earth

     24. From Every Stormy Wind That Blows

     25. From Greenland’s Icy Mountains

     26. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

     27. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

     28. He Leadeth Me

     29. Hiding in Thee

     30. Hold the Fort

     31. Holy, Holy, Holy

     32. How Firm a Foundation

     33. How Great Thou Art

     34. I Gave My Life for Thee

     35. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

     36. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

     37. I Love to Tell the Story

     38. I Sing the Mighty Power of God

     39. I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

     40. I’ll Stand By Until the Morning

     41. In Christ There Is No East or West

     42. In the Cross of Christ I Glory

     43. In the Garden

     44. It Is Well with My Soul

     45. Jesus, Lover of My Soul

     46. Jesus Loves Even Me

     47. Jesus Loves Me

     48. Jesus Shall Reign

     49. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

     50. Jesus, They Blood and Righteousness

     51. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

     52. Just As I Am

     53. Lead, Kindly Light

     54. Lead On, O King Eternal

     55. Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious

     56. Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned

     57. May Jesus Christ Be Praised

     58. My Country, ’Tis of Thee

     59. My Redeemer

     60. My Savior First of All

     61. Nearer, My God, to Thee

     62. Now Thank We All Our God

     63. Now the Day Is Over

     64. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

     65. O For a Thousand Tongues

     66. O God, Our Help in Ages Past

     67. O Little Town of Bethlehem

     68. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

     69. O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

     70. O That Will Be Glory

     71. O Word of God Incarnate

     72. O Worship the King

     73. Onward Christian Soldiers

     74. Peace, Perfect Peace

     75. Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty

     76. Rescue the Perishing

     77. Ring the Bells of Heaven

     78. Rock of Ages

     79. Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name

     80. Silent Night! Holy Night!

     81. Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

     82. So Send I You

     83. Softly and Tenderly

     84. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

     85. Sun of My Soul

     86. Stand Up for Jesus

     87. Take My Life and Let It Be

     88. The Church’s One Foundation

     89. The Day of Resurrection

     90. The God of Abraham Praise

     91. The Ninety and Nine

     92. The Old Rugged Cross

     93. The Sands of Time Are Sinking

     94. The Star-Spangled Banner

     95. There Is a Fountain

     96. There Is a Green Hill Far Away

     97. This Is My Father’s World

     98. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

     99. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

     100. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

     101. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Selected Bibliography

ILLUSTRATIONS

Author at Newton’s Tombstone

Bliss, Philip Paul

Bonar, Horatius

Cousin, Anne Ross

Cowper, William

Crosby, Fannie

Elliott, Charlotte

Grave of Joseph Scriven

Handel, George Frederick

Havergal, Frances Ridley

Innellan Manse

Keble, John

Ken, Thomas

Luther, Martin

Moody and Sankey

Old Rugeed Cross

Osbeck Music Logo

Peterson, John W.

Robinson, Robert

Smith, Samuel Francis

Sunday, Billy and Homer Rodeheaver Service

Toplady, Augustus Montague

Watts, Isaac

Watts’ Grave at Bunhill Fields

Wesley, Charles

Wesley, John