I remember more hymns than I do sermons. That's the verdict of nearly everyone, including preachers. This is a book for people who love hymns. In this book about twenty-eight of the classic and most cherished hymns, you'll find the stories behind the hymns and meditations on their meaning. You'll discover new spiritual insights into your faith and what it means to follow Christ in your daily life. Many of the greatest hymn writers in history are here--for example, Martin Luther (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God), Isaac Watts (Our God, Our Help in Ages Past), Charles Wesley (O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing), and John Newton (Amazing Grace). The names of some composers are forgotten, but their hymns live forever: Now Thank We All Our God, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, How Firm a Foundation, Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us, Just as I Am, Abide with Me, The Church's One Foundation. This is a book for your devotional reading or for group study. It will open your mind, inspire your heart, and change your life.