Hymn stories and where to find them online

Hymns ('and a goodbye to 2012') by GlasgowAmateur


I’m really appreciating this series of posts by Tim Challies on hymn stories.

I like hearing about the stories behind each hymnwriter. I’m noticing that many of these songs were written by pastors who desired their church family to understand and apply God’s truths into their lives. Here’s hoping more will do the same in our generation!

The hymns that Tim’s reviewed so far:

Abide with Me – Henry Lyte

My Jesus I Love Thee – Willam Ralph Featherston

How Firm A Foundation – R. Keene

When I Survey – Isaac Watts



Here’s a few other helpful online sources I’ve used when researching hymn stories (for example, for hymn sings at our church):