Abide With Me, Hymn Stories Hardback

A photographic journey through great British hymns

by John H Parker; Paul Seawright;

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Abide With Me, Hymn Stories

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Combining internationally acclaimed Paul Seawright's breathtaking photographs and John Parker's descriptive text, Abide with Me is a gorgeous collection of images from the sites, sounds, and history that gave birth to some of Christianity's most poignant and revered hymns. You are familiar with these songs, but do you know:

The hymn specially written for a sister's wedding in 30 minutes
The privileged poet and hymnist who would die ministering in India
The first British hymn ever written and its original language
The song of comfort written by the daughter of a newspaper editor; a song associated with the funerals of three American presidents

In the past 300 years, no other collection of poetry and music has been voiced or loved as consistently as have British hymns. Every week during those centuries, worshippers in churches throughout Britian, Europe, and America have read and sung such verses as "Rock of Ages" and "Abide with Me." Whether celebrations of joy or in times of sadness, these hymns have become staples of our culture, and this book will become a classic family favorite as well.

John Parker, Professor of English at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, has earned degrees from University of Tennessee, and Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis.

Paul Seawright is chair of photography at the University of Ulster. His photographs are exhibited worldwide and in museum collections across the United States.

Abide With Me, Hymn Stories by John H Parker; Paul Seawright was published by New Leaf Press in May 2009 and is our 11225th best seller. The ISBN for Abide With Me, Hymn Stories is 9780892216901.

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Details for Abide With Me, Hymn Stories

Page last updated 10th February 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherNew Leaf Press (May 2009)
Additional InformationContains Hardback and CD-Audio
Number of Pages112
Thickness15 mm
Height224 mm
Width249 mm
Product Code1940787
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