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52 Hymn Story Devotions

Lucy Adams 2020

Dear Friends,

As I continue to highlight great hymns within 52 HYMN STORY DEVOTIONS, the music and the words of God's love, will always fill my heart. The composers in the John W. Work family were members of the Fisk University family in Nashville, Tennessee. For four generations they traveled and sang to God's glory. Listed as Negro Spirituals, I was touched as a child by the melody and words through the beautiful voice of our loving housekeeper and dear family friend, Lurline.

I wrote some of the powerful history of the Work family in two of my devotions. God is glorified in "Go Tell It On The Mountain" on page 25 of the book and on page 75 we read the story of "Were You There". I was blessed to correspond with Dr. John W. Work IV for several years after the book was published. His family contacted me when he died on May 11, 2020.

We pray prayers of thanksgiving for the wonderful family who gave the world these beautiful messages of God's love and power.

God's bless you,

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"Jesus Loves You Fellowship"
In the Bible we read these words of Jesus,
"Believe in God, believe also in me." (John 14:1)
As we believe, we can know God's perfect love.
The following stories and songs tell of God's
plan for our lives.

1. 'Jesus Loves Me' - This simple, childlike song has its beginnings in a very short poem in a very long novel ...
2. 'Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling' - The dynamic preaching of evangilist Dwight L. Moody was over: he lay on his deathbed ...
3. 'Amazing Grace' - Even the sound of sweet-grace, grace-it is amazing...
4. 'Go Tll It On the Mountain' - The carolers in our town who sing from door to door often sound like a band of angels ...

God bless you,
Lucy N. Adams

 



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Hymns inspire an author’s book
Lucy Adams turns 52 songs of devotion a top seller
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By VICKI HYATT, Staff writer,
LAKE JUNALUSKA -- Lucy Neeley Adams, author of “52 Hymn Story Devotions,” claims there is nothing original in her recently published book.

“I haven’t written a thing that hasn’t already been said somewhere, except for the personal illustrations about what a hymn meant to me,” she says humbly.

But researching the beginnings of some of the most popular hymns through the ages, condensing the story and then adding a poignant “personal touch” has been a popular concept. It has taken Adams on a journey from a music ministry within the Methodist churches where her husband has pastored to a radio personality, then a newspaper columnist and finally to writing a book.


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