"In the Beginning" - Lucy Neeley Adams
In 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee I began to
write answers for the question, "Why do people
write songs?" Those stories first appeared
on a radio program that I created: THE
STORY BEHIND THE SONG aired on Christian
radio station WWGM.
The program began as I sang six words,
"I Love to Tell the Story" and said: "Hi
friends, this is Lucy Adams and I tell the
story behind the song." I continued the
show for five minutes with a message that
answered ... who, what, where and why of
the hymn - plus a verse or two of the music.
These programs continued to play for many
years in various towns in Tennessee.
You will find in these devotions the richness of
her faith and her personal joy in the gift of hymns.
Lucy is the wife of a United Methodist minister.
They have served together in ministry for over forty
I moved to Cookeville, TN, I continued to
tell the story of the origin of hymns in
the local newspaper, the Herald- Citizen.
Entitled, SONG STORIES, my column ran for
five years. Cookeville Creative Writers
chose me as the Writer of the Year in 1998.
Then in the year 2000, my book, 52 HYMN
STORY DEVOTIONS was published by Abingdon
Press. It includes 52 stories surrounded
by Scripture and a prayer. Each devotion
closes with the words of the hymns'first
verse. You will find in various stories,
personal illustrations of my faith journey
and how these hymns have effected my life.
Therefore, the book is filled with more
WELCOME to the world of great hymns of our
God bless you, Lucy
Lucy Neeley Adams is an author who now lives in
Hermitage, TN. She has written
articles in numerous publications. Her book with
Abingdon Press is 52 Hymn Story Devotions.
52 Hymn Story Devotions is ideal for anyone
who enjoys hymns and leads devotions at church
meetings, choir rehearsals, and Sunday school.
The volume can also be used by individuals for
Binding: Trade Paper (Paperback)
Dimensions: 8.42 L x 5.43 W x 0.24 H
Weight: 0.24 lbs
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