52 Hymn Story Devotions
It is a joy to lift up hymns each month from 52 HYMN STORY DEVOTIONS. This is the 20th birthday of the book that Abingdon Press in Nashville, Tn. published in 2000. Here is another well known hymn for the month of July.
The composers I wrote about in the book, have given us glorious hymns of faith, that will never be forgotten. And one of the most powerful is "Blessed Assurance" written by Fanny Crosby. (pg. 16). She wrote the words to over 8,000 hymns and we have been blessed by the singing of them for years. Of this particular hymn she wrote, "I felt my very soul was flooded with celestial light. For the first time I realized that I had been trying to hold the world in one hand and the Lord in another."
We have all had those feelings at times, and the threat of this Covid-19 is a shock to our whole country. So we will continue to sing, "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine. Oh what a foretaste of glory divine." There is glory, when we pray and trust Him to guide us even in our fears.
God's blessings to all,
"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
"...inspirational work of art." - "I love
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inspire an author’s book
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.