Petersen, Randy. Be Still My Soul. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014.
This collection of 175 of the most popular hymns teaches the stories behind the songs, shares the lives of several composers, explains the history of the time in which the hymn was written, provides the reasons some words were revised/ changed, reveals the inspirations within the songs as well as suggests the impact the hymns produce. Musical scores and lyrics are also included.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
What an absolutely beautiful book! From the graceful cover, to the “aged” pages (color and texture), to the layout of the hymns on the left page and the explanations on the right, this book is gorgeous. Though presented as a devotional, it could also be used as a study guide, reference or given as a gift. I really appreciated the thorough knowledge with which this book was written as well as the reason…”In the very act of singing, we teach, admonish, comfort, counsel and guide”. Having read this book, my worship/ singing will be forever enhanced. Thank-you!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Be Still My Soul from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*