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The Story Behind the Hymn
Four videos illustrating the triumphs and tragedies behind classic hymns.What others are saying about this product:
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There is something about music that seems to open our eyes, minds and hearts. These four video illustrations highlight life-changing stories behind four popular hymns. Each song was born out of struggles and trials that eventually led to a closer walk with God.
This beautiful, cinematic approach in retelling these stories will help your church connect their own faith to the faith journeys expressed in the hymns.
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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (5:26)
In 1757, Robert Robinson penned the words to Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. This moving video illustration follows Robinson’s struggle in finding the joy he once had when he wrote the hymn. Use this modern interpretation, set to the hymn sung by Sufjan Stevens, to teach on faith and perseverance.
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (2:20)
Known as the "national anthem of Christendom," All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name by Edward Perronet touched the entire world, even the most dangerous territories. This inspirational story, set to the hymn sung by The Ascenders, tells the account of Reverend E.P. Scott, a missionary to India, who used this song and a violin to bring glory to God.
‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (4:17)
In 1882, Louisa Stead wrote the words to ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus in the midst of personal tragedy. This touching video, set to the hymn sung by The Ascenders, illustrates the inspirational story of a mother and daughter depending on God in the midst of their desperate circumstances.
Amazing Grace (2:58)
As the British captain of his own slave ship, John Newton was known for cruelty to both his human cargo and crew. In the midst of a great storm at sea, John called out for God’s help and protection. This pivotal moment changed his life forever. He became a renowned pastor and wrote the lyrics to the most famous hymn ever written, Amazing Grace. This inspiring video illustration is set to the hymn sung by The Ascenders.
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