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52 Hymn Story Devotions

Lucy Adams 2020

Dear Friends,

As we  look at some of the hymns from 52 HYMN STORY DEVOTIONS I want to lift up a very special one for the month of June.

Composer, Dorothy Gurney, had joined in a Sunday night singing, with her family. The beauty of one hymn was very special. It was 1893 in London England.   Her sisters' wedding was coming up very soon, so it would be a good one to use.  But her sister wanted the words changed to be more suitable for a wedding.  She asked, "What is the use of a sister who composes poetry, if she cannot write me new words to this beautiful tune."

In a very short time, Dorothy did just what her sister wanted.  She wrote words and titled it, "O Perfect Love."  The message was "perfect" for the beautiful music.  And it was perfect for a wedding many , many years later for Woody and Lucy Adams in the Chapel at Lake Junaluska, NC.  We treasure those memories as we knelt, listened and prayed.  The words express the love of our Lord, who is the example of self-giving, understanding love. 

God's blessings to all,

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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

 



"...like a pebble being tossed into crystal clear waters creating ripples of new understanding..."
"...inspirational work of art." - "I love Lucy Adams ..." - "...I highly recommend this book."

Hymns inspire an author’s book
Lucy Adams turns 52 songs of devotion a top seller
http://themountaineer.com/htdocs_old/stories/January%202001/1_22stories.html

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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