Then Sings My Soul 3 is all about the history and future of Christian hymns. In the first section, The History of Hymnody, Morgan leads us from Biblical times up through Contemporary praise. In the second section, Do You Know These Hymns?, we have the familiar format of a hymn complete with sheet music followed by a page of history specific to that hymn. The first hymn was written about AD 100 and the last in 2001. The third section, Six Hymn Stories I Love to Tell, is similar, but the stories are much longer (6-12 pages each). In the fourth section, Hymning in Private and in Public, the reader is encouraged to apply the knowledge of the hymns to his or her life. The Epilogue closes out the book with a reminder of the gospel – a perfect ending in my opinion!
I loved the first two books in the Then Sings My Soul trilogy. I couldn’t imagine a better hymn book, but this third installment surpassed my expectations! Having a particular interest in history certainly helped, but even if you don’t share that enthusiasm, you will find this book easy to read and learn from. My favorite part of this book is the history of hymnody. I loved seeing the similarities and differences in the way the church worshiped in song through the years. My only complaint is the way this book is bound. The pages are artistically ragged and uneven, making it difficult to flip through the pages, especially when looking for a certain page.
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