The Stories of Hymns: The History Behind 100 of Christianity’s Greatest Hymns

Hymns play a major role in  Fr. George William Rutler‘s cultural tradition; he grew up singing and playing the favorite hymns  of his parents and grandparents’ own childhood on the family piano.  Fr. Rutler now gathers a hundred of these hymns in The Stories of Hymns. Newly edited, Fr. George shares with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark that the book’s goal is to restore attention to some of  Christianity’s finest sacred songs. We also learn a little about how each hymn came to be, and about the poets and musicians from antiquity to our day who brought them to birth.

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