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Glorious Things: My Hymns for Life

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It is possible to find hymns in which the most profound emotions are expressed. They are also essential to the literary history of the English speaking people. References to hymns are constant and quotatons from hymns in modern English usage are frequent.The ever popular presenter of Songs of Praise has now made her own selection of hymns in this charming and beautifully illustrated anthology. The selection is very personal as the author explains how each hymn has had a particular message or significance for her at key moments in her own life- sometimes these are moments of joy and happiness and sometimes at times of tragedy and sadness.Sally Magnusson also explains why she dislikes many hymns and why they are not included. Who is these days of political correctness for example can sing lustily words like The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate. More pertinent to our day and age are hymns with phrases such as Change and decay in all around I see and the celebrated hymn by Martin Luther which runs A Firm Stronghold is our God.In a reference to a number of hymns which do not appeal to her Sally Magnusson writes: I can only take so much blood-stained imagery before lunch.At all times, Sally Magnusson writes with great charm - a charm which those who watch Songs of Praise will recognise as being entirely her own. This is a perfect gift book.

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It is possible to find hymns in which the most profound emotions are expressed. They are also essential to the literary history of the English speaking people. References to hymns are constant and quotatons from hymns in modern English usage are frequent.

Synopsis:

In a reference to a number of hymns which do not appeal to her Sally Magnusson writes: 'I can only take so much blood-stained imagery before lunch'. At all times, Sally Magnusson writes with great charm - a charm which those who watch Songs of Praise will recognise as being entirely her own. This is a perfect gift book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826476678
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
General
Author:
Magnusson, Sally
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Religious - Hymns
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.60x6.10x.41 in. .64 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Religious » Gospel
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Religious » Hymns
Religion » Western Religions » Inspirational

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Product details 128 pages Continuum International Publishing Group - English 9780826476678 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It is possible to find hymns in which the most profound emotions are expressed. They are also essential to the literary history of the English speaking people. References to hymns are constant and quotatons from hymns in modern English usage are frequent.
"Synopsis" by , In a reference to a number of hymns which do not appeal to her Sally Magnusson writes: 'I can only take so much blood-stained imagery before lunch'. At all times, Sally Magnusson writes with great charm - a charm which those who watch Songs of Praise will recognise as being entirely her own. This is a perfect gift book.
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