Lifespring! HymnStories

Bringing a new appreciation for the great hymns of the Christian faith by telling the stories behind the hymns. Hosted by Steve Webb.

Lifespring! HymnStories 7 “Praise Ye The Lord – The Almighty”

The backstory behind the 1680 hymn “Praise Ye The Lord – The Almighty”. There’s a very interesting twist to this story that will surprise you! Special thanks to Robert J. Morgan for the use of his book, “Then Sings My Soul”. Music: Jilleen…”Praise To The Lord” Praise To The Lord – The Almighty Lyrics: Joachim…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 6 “Blessed Assurance”

The story of the great Fanny Crosby’s moving “Blessed Assurance”. Music Matt Brady…”Blessed Assurance” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A special edition…

A regular edition of the HymnStories show will be out later this week, but I thought you would like to hear this interview with Mr. George Beverly Shea… A full show today! Introducing the Earthlink Challenge, great music and a conversation with a shining star…   Guest George Beverly Shea of the Billy Graham Evangelistic…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 5 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, popularized by George Beverly Shea and the Billy Graham Crusade choirs. Thomas O. Chisholm William M. Runyan Arrangement: Heidi Henninger Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will…

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An interview with Robert J. Morgan

As the author of “Then Sings My Soul”, volumes one and two, the books that inspired Lifespring! HymnStories, Pastor Robert J. Morgan has got some great things to say about music in today?s church. A very worthwhile listen!

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Lifespring! HymnStories 4 “I Love To Tell The Story”

“I Love To Tell The Story” Music on this podcast is from “Sweet And Sacred”, by Bill Neubauer. Words: A. Katherine Hankey Music: William G. Fischer Lyrics I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 3 “I Surrender All”

I Surrender All Text: J.W. Van Deventer Music: W.S. Weeden Chorus 1 I surrender all I surrender all All to Thee my blessed Savior I surrender all Verse 1 All to Jesus I surrender All to Him I freely give I will ever love and trust Him In His presence daily live Verse 2 All…

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Lifespring! HymnStories 2 “Jesus Loves Me”

The story behind the beloved children’s hymn, Jesus Loves Me. Lyrics Chorus Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, The Bible tells me so. Verse 1 Jesus loves me! this I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong, They are weak, but He is strong….

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Lifespring! HymnStories 1 “It Is Well With My Soul”

Why another “Lifespring!” show? Because today’s church has largely left hymns behind. Too bad, because there is a great treasure to be found in this beautifully rich music. This show’s goal is to bring a new appreciation for the historic hymns of the faith by telling the back stories, and bringing new life to the…

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