Book Review: Then Sings My Soul – Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul – Special Edition
Robert J. Morgan

     While many people are familiar with the lyrics and melodies of great hymns, few know the stories of the songwriters and their music. This book seeks to reveal the stories and the wonder of some of these hymns, specifically those associated with Christmas and Easter. As you thumb through this book, you’ll find the words and music on the left hand side of the page spread and a story associated with the hymn or the songwriter on the right hand side.

     I enjoyed reading the stories associated with the hymns in this book, but it’s not a book I could sit and read for long periods of time. Each story is, at most, a page long and sometimes contains lyrics from the song that can be found on the opposite page as well. At time it felt as though these lyrics were repeated simply to fill up space. This book would be a great addition to a sheet music collection because it includes the written music for each hymn. In fact, I will probably display this book atop my piano. I probably wouldn’t buy another book like this, but it is nice to read the stories of some of the world’s greatest hymns.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for my review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.  The views expressed are my own. 

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