Did I ever mention that I grew up singing hymns in church? Although our church has long transitioned to singing Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), hymns will always stay close to my heart and I still hope we get to sing them from time to time.
When Thomas Nelson made Robert J. Morgan’s Then Sings My Soul book available for review, I requested it right away. Leafing through the pages drove me back to my childhood days. In 1985, as a 9 year old child, to be exact. When I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart as my personal Lord and Savior. These were the first worship songs I sang to my Savior and as young as I was, I already knew it was Him I was singing to.
the jagged edged paper, gives the book a classic feel
Robert J. Morgan’s Then Sings My Soul will be a great Christmas gift for the hymn lover like my mom is.
Aside from being a wonderful devotional companion, Then Sings My Soul offers a lot of fun facts and stories behind these hymns of faith. I learned from this book that the hymn “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder,” was inspired by disappointment. This is also the same song that comforted a group of traumatized children in the Japanese concentration camp in Chefoo, China.
I also learned that the tune to “Jesus Loves the Little Children” was written as a Civil War battle song and that Handel wrote the Messiah in twenty-three days. There are so many insights and fun facts included in this book. Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan can also be a wonderful devotional tool packed with Christmas, Easter and All-Time Favorite hymn stories.
Disclosure: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.