by Kenneth W. Osbeck
It’s fascinating to read the stories behind the hymns and about the people who wrote them. Kenneth Osbeck has chosen 101 favorite hymns and really done his homework. What an inspiring heritage of music is ours! Each hymn is printed in its entirety as in a hymnal, followed by credits to the author, composer, tune name, meter, and Scripture reference. Then Mr. Osbeck relates the history of the hymn and gives a brief biography of the author, including the context in which this particular hymn was written. I’m sure you’ll sing these hymns with a lot more vigor, understanding, and love after discovering more about them.
Some of the well-loved hymns included are:A Mighty Fortress Amazing GraceFairest Lord Jesus Holy, Holy, HolyHow Great Thou Art It is well with My SoulJesus Loves Me! Rock of AgesSilent Night The Old Rugged Cross