52 Hymn Story Devotions
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Yes, there was no better way to begin a New Year than with his great friend, Jesus. Joseph Scriven had such a relationship. He was born in 1819 in Ireland and had problems with sickness. Wedding plans were canceled because of the tragic accident of his childhood sweetheart.
His mother's illness several years later, brought much fear that she would not get well. In a letter to her, he wrote of his love and prayers for her recovery. In the letter he enclosed a poem of encouragement, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."
When a composer friend, Charles Converse, asked him about the beautiful little poem he asked, "Who wrote these beautiful words?" The humble author replied. "The Lord and I did it between us." He was inspired by the faith expressed in the words. So in 1868 he wrote the memorable tune that is loved by millions.
We will also be inspired by his faith as we reach out to our Lord and Savior, Jesus. In the book, 52 HYMN STORY DEVOTIONS, we can read of a deeper understanding of this powerful but simple hymn.
God bless you in this New Year, 2022.
"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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Lucy Adams turns 52 songs of
devotion a top seller
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
this site, you will find a brief history of Lucy
Neeley Adams, excerpts
from 52 Hymn Story Devotions, Benefits
& Reviews, a story of
"Our Song" and how to purchase "52 Hymn Story
Devotions" from either:
"God Speaks, Devotional Responses to Every 3: 16 in the New Testament "God is speaking. Are we listening? When we're lonely, confused, or angry, God speaks to us. When we're content, satisfied, or joyful, God speaks to us. Join the Christian Writers Fellowship of Western North Carolina on a journey through the New Testament's 3:16 passages. God speaks to us through His word. He wants to speak to you too.
May 2013 publication.