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101 More Hymn Stories


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A companion volume to 101 Hymn Stories, this is an inspiring collection of the stories behind your favorite hymns. The events that motivated these hymns are brought to life in inspiring detail. Some of the hymns included are: "My Jesus, I Love Thee," "Joy to the World," "Trust and Obey," and "Worthy is the Lamb."

This collection of uplifting, informative stories behind your favorite hymns will warm your heart and revitalize your worship. Knowing who wrote the words, what occasion prompted the writing, and how the music was composed that carries the words on the melody and rhythm of song makes these beautiful hymns a more vital spiritual force in our lives. Learning the circumstances around which hymns have been written enables us to love them more. By loving them more we sing them better, bringing greater joy and blessing to all who need the message of the Gospel in song.

The sequel to the enormously popular 101 Hymn Stories, this new volume presents real-life stories surrounding selected favorites hymns, their authorship, and composition. Not only will the fascinating field of hymn lore offer profitable research and study, but it will also aid in an adequate and worthy use of the hymnal. Enrich your personal devotions and your congregation’s worship with the better understanding and appreciation of our musical heritage found in this book.

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  • Each entry includes the hymn’s full text and the story of its composition
  • Information about all authors and composers
  • Data on the tune name and meter
  • Scriptural references listed for each hymns, with links to the Bibles in your digital library that you own
  • Illustrations
  • Selected bibliography for further reading and research in the field of hymnology
101 More Hymn Stories is the most inspiring reminder of faith that has gone before and of the value of great hymns.


It is common knowledge that nothing breaks down the barriers between people as do songs and music. When these stories of the origin of the hymns we sing are added, it makes singing even more meaningful, increases understanding, and multiplies blessing.

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This book will be a blessing to all who read it.

Mid-American Theological Journal

  • Title: 101 More Hymn Stories
  • Author: K.W. Osbeck
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 328

101 More Hymn Stories contains entries for the following hymns:

  • A Charge to Keep I Have
  • A Shelter in the Time of Storm
  • According to Thy Gracious Word
  • After
  • All Glory, Laud and Honor
  • Am I a Soldier of the Cross
  • America the Beautiful
  • Art Thou Weary?
  • At Calvary
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Because He Lives
  • Beyond the Sunset
  • Blessed Redeemer
  • Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary
  • Christ Arose
  • Cleanse Me
  • Come, Ye Disconsolate
  • Come, Ye Thankful People
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Depth of Mercy
  • Does Jesus Care?
  • Eternal (Almighty) Father, Strong to Save
  • Even Me
  • Face to Face
  • For All the Saints
  • Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
  • God Be With You
  • God of Our Fathers
  • God Understands
  • God Will Take Care of You
  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Thine Own Way, Lord!
  • He Lives
  • He the Pearly Gates Will Open
  • Higher Ground
  • His Way with Thee
  • Holy Ghost, With Light Divine
  • I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
  • I Must Tell Jesus
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • I Surrender All
  • I’d Rather Have Jesus
  • I Would Be True
  • In Jesus
  • In My Heart There Rings a Melody
  • In Times Like These
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Jesus Calls Us
  • Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • Jesus, Savior Pilot Me
  • Joy to the World!
  • Leave It There
  • Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart
  • Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
  • Living for Jesus
  • More About Jesus
  • More Love to Thee
  • More Secure Is No One Ever
  • My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee
  • My Sins Are Blotted Out, I Know!
  • Near to the Heart of God
  • Not What My Hands Have Done
  • Now I Belong to Jesus
  • O Day of Rest and Gladness
  • O for a Closer Walk With God
  • O Happy Day
  • O Perfect Love
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • On Jordan’s Stormy Banks
  • Once for All
  • Our Great Savior
  • Room At the Cross for You
  • Satisfied
  • Saved by Grace
  • Shepherd of Eager Youth
  • Standing on the Promises
  • Still, Still With Thee
  • Surely Goodness and Mercy
  • Sweet By and By
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love
  • Take the Name of Jesus With You
  • Thanks to God!
  • The Solid Rock
  • The Strife is O’er
  • There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy
  • Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart
  • ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  • Trust and Obey
  • Trusting Jesus
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • We Gather Together
  • Whatever He Wants for Me
  • When He Cometh
  • When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
  • Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  • Worthy Is the Lamb
  • Ye Must Be Born Again
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Kenneth W. Osbeck received his M.A. in music from the University of Michigan. His many years of Christian service include almost thirty-five years of teaching at the former Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music, at Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University), and at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He has also served as music director for the Children’s Bible House and several churches. His other books include the national bestseller Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions, 52 Bible Characters Dramatized, Pocket Guide for the Church Choir Member, and 101 More Hymn Stories.


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