Stories Behind The Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross

"The Old Rugged Cross" is a popular hymn written in 1912 by evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873–1958).  It was first published in 1915, and can be found in 287 hymnals. Lyrics On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross where … Continue reading Stories Behind The Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross

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Stories Behind The Hymn: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace tells a story of grace and salvation to all you believe in it power.  It was written in 1779 by John Newton (1725 – 1807) The music tune was composed by unknown publisher by 1829. Psalm 66:16, "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for … Continue reading Stories Behind The Hymn: Amazing Grace

Stories Behind The Hymn: Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing

Come Thou Font of Every Blessing has been dwell on the theme of divine grace. It was written in 1757 by Robert Robinson (1735 – 1790) The music tune was composed by John Wyeth's  (1770-1858) Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second from the year of 1813 called "Nettleton." This song is based on the prophet … Continue reading Stories Behind The Hymn: Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing

Stories Behind The Hymn: How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art has been hailed as the American's Hymn from the Billy Graham's Crusade. It was written as a poem called 'O Store Gud' in 1885 by Carl G. Boberg (1859-1940) The music was composed by Stuart K. Hine (1899-1989) in the early 1920's. Several years later, Boberg attended a meeting and was surprised … Continue reading Stories Behind The Hymn: How Great Thou Art