Stories behind the hymns

Forty years ago Bev Shea was attending the Bible School in Ottawa (Ontario) where I was teaching. He loved to sing. After more training in New York City he was given an audition at one…

Hymns We Love To Sing

The hymn, “Almost Persuaded,” was suggested to P. P. Bliss after hearing a sermon by Mr. Brundage, who, as he finished his discourse, said, “He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be…

I Must Tell Jesus

Elisha Hoffman was born in Pennsylvania and spent his life as pastor there. Once while visiting one who had been through deep trial, she cried:  “Oh, what shall I do? I don’t know what to do!”…

It Is Well With My Soul

Horatio G. Spafford had been a successful attorney in Chicago. He was the father of four daughters, an active member of the Presbyte­rian Church, and a loyal friend and supporter of D. L. Moody. When…