Hymns and Songs History Book

Companion Publication to Recording

This book is the accompanying partner to the recording for Hymns and Songs for Living. It provides History Stories for each hymn and song included on the Hymns and Songs for Living recording, and describe details about the places of those hymns and songs in history.

The editor is Dr. Nancy Graham. See the side menu for a link to the detailed bio about her. As of December 2019, draft 2 was with her for the next round of review and comment. (Note. Her time for providing the next round of review and comment is currently indeterminate, since she recently moved to a new city, and this is a labor of love.)

Structure of Book

Because of possible sensitivities that might be held regarding throughness and/or reliability of information presented in this publication's stories, the book's structure is modeled after academic publications. Namely, the decision was made to include considerable supporting cross-references for the sources of reference materials used for the stories. Those cross-references are presented via extensive footnotes and a bibliography. The goal is to enable readers to easily follow up on topics if desired.

In addition to history information contained for the individual hymns and songs stories, an extensive summary overview appendix is included of religious histories throughout the centuries since Christ's death. The goal of that history overview appendix is to provide the context of the times within which the hymns were motivated.

It is planned to provide more details on these webpages for when the book may be available. The intention for that publication is to at minimum make information available on (the entire website will be moved to the .com website) about how to obtain this book, if not to also make some materials from it available on this website.

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