02 November, 2010

Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition, by Robert J. Morgan

Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition, is written by Robert J. Morgan and is a wonderful book for music lovers, appreciators of hymns, and for those desiring to share a beautiful gift with others. Organized in such fashion that each hymn seems to form its own chapter, the reader will discover the stories behind the hymns being read or sung as they learn about the author or circumstances that brought about the writing of that particular hymn. Although I found many of the hymns selected for this particular edition to be familiar, there were some that were previously unknown to me, and I loved the variety of text which the author chose. Altogether there are 150 Christmas, Easter, and oft-favorite hymns and stories included.

The format of the book is clearly understandable and easy to follow, and I liked the special touch that was gained through having the page edging left textured and unfinished (even though I did notice that it often caused the pages to stick). Musicians and vocalists will also appreciate that, rather than simply printing the words to the hymns, the author chose to print them along with the sheet music as if found in a hymnal. I loved having the chance to become acquainted with this lovely book through this review offer.

*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.

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