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The Story Behind The Song – I Know Whom I Have Believed

This beloved hymn written by Major Daniel Webster Whittle, the exact date of his composition is not known, but it was originally published in 1883 in Gospel Hymns No. 4. It is one of about two hundred hymns composed by Major Whittle as he was known. It is one of his most well known hymns, […]

The Story Behind the Song – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Probably, one of the greatest hymns written by the greatest man of the greatest period of German history is the song “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. It has been called “The Battle Hymn of the Reformation”. This song was written by the great German reformer Martin Luther. Let us look briefly at the man, […]

The Story Behind The Song – Alas And Did My Savior Bleed

There are in the Church Hymnal (the Red back Church of God Hymnal) Three versions of Alas And Did My Savior Bleed. They are 264, At the Cross, 355 He Loves Me, and 291, Oh How I Love Jesus, though all of these songs contain the hymn originally composed by Isaac Watts, his original hymn […]

The Story Behind The Song – All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

The hymn, “All Hail The Power of Jesus Name”, is often called “The National Anthem of Christendom” . The lyrics were written by Edward Perronet. Edward was a missionary to India and the hymn first appeared in the November 1779 issue of the Gospel Magazine published by the writer of “Rock of Ages”, Augustus Toplady. […]

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