An excerpt from: "The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love..."
"A hymn to many people, is a prayer set to music. If you read the words of those timeless hymns that have stood firm and true, some through hundreds of years, they ARE prayers. Prayers that have stood by countless Christians in good times and bad, through fiery trials, hardships and delights. These prayers are often sent by just a familiar heartfelt melody in our heart, because we are too overwhelmed to think of the words. Yet the melody comes to comfort us, to bring strength to the weary and hope to those lost. They can help us to rejoice with those who are happily overflowing and to reach out and encircle those who mourn.
Consider bringing these timeless melodious prayers into your home and instill them in your children and your children's children. These musical prayers are a legacy for every Christian.
Every hymn has a story behind it. Some of their stories are heartwrenching, others filled with praise and joy...but all are awe-inspiring. Our family enjoys learning the history behind the hymns, and it often gives us a greater appreciation for why a hymn was written."
To the left are links to pages that tell the story "behind" the hymn. We hope as you read through the stories and the words of the hymns, the Lord reaches out to your spirit and draws you close into His sheltering arms...