This page lists some of our sources of information, for those in­ter­est­ed in fu­rther study.

Anderson, Robert and Gail North. Gos­pel Mu­sic En­cy­clo­pe­dia. New York: Ster­ling Pub­lish­ing Co., Inc., 1979.

Baxter, Mrs. J. R. and Videt Polk. Gos­pel Song Writ­ers Bi­o­graphy. Dal­las, Tex­as: Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic & Print­ing Com­pa­ny, 1971.

Benson, Louis F. Stu­dies of Fa­mil­iar Hymns. Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: The West­min­ster Press, 1921.

Belcher, Joseph. Hymns, Their Writers, and Their Influence. Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lind­say & Blak­is­ton, 1859.

Bailey, Albert Edward. The Gos­pel in Hymns. New York: Charles Scrib­ner’s Sons, 1950.

Blumhofer, Edith and Mark Noll, editors. Sing­ing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land. Tus­ca­loo­sa, Al­a­ba­ma: The Un­i­ver­si­ty of Al­a­ba­ma Press, 2004.

Bradley, Ian. The Book of Hymns. New York: Test­a­ment Books, 1989.

Breed, David R. The His­to­ry and Use of Hymns and Hymn-Tunes. Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1903.

Brown, Robert K. and Mark R. Nor­ton, eds. The One Year Book of Hymns. Whea­ton, Il­li­nois: Tyn­dale House Pub­lish­ers, Inc., 1995.

Brown, Ther­on and He­ze­ki­ah But­te­rworth. The Story of the Hymns and Tunes. New York: Amer­i­can Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1906.

Burrage, Hen­ry Sweet­ser. Bap­tist Hymn Writ­ers and Their Hymns. Port­land, Maine: Brown Thurs­ton and Com­pa­ny, 1888.

Cecil, Ri­chard. The Life of John New­ton. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Book House, 1978.

Christ-Janer, Al­bert, Charles W. Hughes & Carle­ton Sprague Smith. Amer­i­can Hymns Old and New. New York: Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 1980.

Christ­ian Sci­ence Pub­lish­ing So­ci­e­ty. Con­cord­ance to Christ­ian Sci­ence Hymn­al and Hymn­al Notes. Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: The Christ­ian Sci­ence Pub­lish­ing So­ci­e­ty, 1961.

Church, F. For­res­ter and Ter­rence J. Mul­ry. The Mac­mill­an Book of Christ­ian Hymns. New York: Mac­mill­an Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1988.

Colles, H. C., ed­it­or. Grove’s Dic­tion­a­ry of Mu­sic and Mu­si­cians, third edi­tion. New York: The Mac­mill­an Com­pa­ny, 1946.

Collins, Ace. Sto­ries Be­hind the Hymns That In­spire Amer­i­ca. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Zon­der­van, 2003.

Dough, Whit­ney J. The Hymn­writ­ers: Our Un­known Friends. Frank­lin, Ten­nes­see: Pro­vi­dence House Pub­lish­ers, 1983, 1995.

Emurian, Er­nest Kri­kor. Famous Stor­ies of In­spir­ing Hymns Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Book House, 1956.

———. For­ty Stor­ies of Fa­mous Gos­pel Songs. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Book House, 1959.

———. Stor­ies of Christmas Carols. re­vised and en­larged edi­tion. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Book House, 1958.

Erickson, John Ir­ving. Sing It Again! Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Co­ve­nant Press, 1985.

Foote, Hen­ry Wild­er. Three Cen­tu­ries of Amer­i­can Hymn­o­dy. Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts: Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1940.

Frost, Mau­rice, ed­it­or. His­tor­ic­al Com­pan­ion to Hymns An­cient & Mo­dern. Lon­don: Wil­liam Clowes & Sons Ltd., 1962.

Grattan, Vir­gin­ia L. Amer­i­can Women Song Writ­ers: A Bi­o­graph­ic­al Dic­tion­ary. West­port, Con­nec­ti­cut: Green­wood Press, 1993.

Hall, Ja­cob Hen­ry. Bi­o­graphy of Gos­pel Song and Hymn Writ­ers. New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1914.

Hart, Will­iam J. Un­fa­mil­iar Stor­ies of Fa­mil­iar Hymns. Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: W. A. Wilde Com­pa­ny, 1940.

Hatfield, Ed­win F. Poets of the Church. New York: An­son D. F. Ran­dolph & Com­pa­ny, 1884.

Houghton, Elsie. Christian Hymn-Writ­ers. Bryn­tir­ion, Bridgend, Mid Gla­mor­gan, Wales: Evan­gel­ic­al Press of Wales, 1982.

Hughes, Charles Will­iam. Amer­i­can Hymns Old and New: Notes on the Hymns and Bi­o­gra­phies of the Au­thors and Com­pos­ers. New York: Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1980.

Hughes, Ru­pert. Mu­sic Lov­ers’ En­cy­clo­pe­dia. New York: Double­day, Dor­an and Com­pa­ny, Inc., 1903.

Hustad, Don­ald P. Dic­tion­ary-Hand­book to Hymns for the Liv­ing Church. Car­ol Stream, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1978.

Jones, F. O., ed­it­or. A Hand­book of Amer­i­can Mu­sic and Mu­si­cians. Can­a­se­ra­ga, New York: F. O. Jones, 1886.

Ju­li­an, John, ed. Dic­tion­ary of Hymn­ol­o­gy, se­cond edi­tion. Lon­don: J. Mur­ray, 1907.

Keith, Ed­mond D. Christ­ian Hymnody. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Con­ven­tion Press, 1956.

Konkel, Wil­bur. A Trea­su­ry of Hymn Stor­ies. Sa­lem, Ohio: Schmul Pub­lish­ing Co., Inc., 1989.

———. Hymn Stor­ies. Sa­lem, Ohio: Schmul Pub­lish­ing Co., Inc., 1986.

———. Liv­ing Hymn Stor­ies. Min­ne­a­po­lis, Min­ne­so­ta: Be­tha­ny House Pub­lish­ers, 1982.

Laufer, Cal­vin Weiss. Hymn Lore. Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: The West­min­ster Press, 1932.

Lightwood, James Thom­as. Hymn-Tunes and Their Story. Lon­don: Charles H. Kelly, 1905.

Loveland, John. Bless­ed As­sur­ance: The Life and Hymns of Fan­ny J. Cros­by. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Broad­man Press, 1978.

Ludwig, Charles. Sank­ey Still Sings. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Book House, 1947.

Marks, Harvey B. The Rise and Growth of Eng­lish Hymn­o­dy. New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1938.

McCutchan, Robert Guy. Our Hymn­o­dy: A Man­u­al of the Meth­od­ist Hymn­al. New York: The Meth­od­ist Book Con­cern, 1937.

Messenger, Ruth Ellis. Eth­ic­al Teach­ings in the La­tin Hymns of Med­ie­val Eng­land. New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1967.

Miller, Ba­sil. Fan­ny Cros­by, God’s Sing­ing An­gel. Pa­sa­de­na, Cal­i­for­nia: World-Wide Mis­sions, 1950.

Morgan, Robert J. Then Sings My Soul. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Thom­as Nel­son Pub­lish­ers, 2003.

Olsson, Karl A. By One Spirit. Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1962.

Osbeck, Kenneth W. 101 Hymn Stories. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Kre­gel Pub­li­ca­tions, 1982.

———. 101 More Hymn Stories. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Kre­gel Pub­li­ca­tions, 1985.

Pratt, Wal­do Sel­den. The His­to­ry of Mu­sic. New York: G. Schirm­er, 1907.

Price, Carl Fow­ler. One Hun­dred and One Hymn Stor­ies. New York: The Abing­don Press, 1923.

Randel, Don Michael. The Har­vard Bi­o­graph­ic­al Dic­tion­a­ry of Mu­sic. Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts: The Bel­knap Press of Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1996.

Reynolds, Wil­liam Jensen & Mil­burn Price. A Sur­vey of Christ­ian Hymn­o­dy. Car­ol Stream, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1987.

Reynolds, William Jensen. Com­pan­ion to Baptist Hymn­al. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Broad­man Press, 1976.

———. Hymns of Our Faith. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Broad­man Press, 1964.

———. Songs of Glo­ry. Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan: Bak­er Books, 1990.

Robinson, Charles Seymour. An­no­ta­tions up­on Pop­u­lar Hymns. New York: Hunt & Ea­ton, 1893.

Rothwell, Hel­en F. Fan­ny Cros­by, a Great Po­et­ess. Des Moines, Io­wa: The Boone Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny,1944.

Ruffin, Ber­nard. Fan­ny Cros­by. Unit­ed Church Press (ci­ty not giv­en), 1976.

Ryden, Ernest Edwin. The Sto­ry of Christ­ian Hymn­o­dy. Rock Is­land, Il­li­nois: Au­gus­ta­na Press, 1959.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Rhian Samuel. The Nor­ton/Grove Dic­tion­a­ry of Wo­men Com­pos­ers. New York: W. W. Nor­ton & Com­pa­ny, 1995.

Sankey, Ira D. My Life and the Sto­ry of the Gos­pel Hymns. USA: Harp­er & Bro­thers, 1907.

Sanville, George W. For­ty Gos­pel Hymn Stor­ies. Wi­no­na Lake, In­di­a­na: The Ro­de­heav­er-Hall Mack Co., 1943.

Schreiner, Samuel A., Jr. The Pas­sio­nate Beech­ers. Ho­bok­en, New Jer­sey: John Wi­ley & Sons, Inc., 2003.

Schwanz, Keith. The Birth of a Hymn. Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­sou­ri: Lil­le­nas Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1997.

Soli Dei Gloria Publications. The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts. Mor­gan, Penn­syl­van­ia, 1997.

Sheppard, W. J. Limmer. Great Hymns & Their Stor­ies. Fort Wash­ing­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia: Christ­ian Lit­er­a­ture Cru­sade, 1979.

Smith, H. Augustine. Lyric Re­li­gion: The Ro­mance of Im­mor­tal Hymns. New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell Com­pa­ny, 1931.

Smith, Jane Stuart and Betty Carlson. Great Christ­ian Hymn Writ­ers. Whea­ton, Il­li­nois: Cross­way Books, 1997.

Stamps, Virgil. Radio Song Album. Dal­las, Tex­as: The Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic Co., 1937.

Stulken, Mar­i­lyn Kay. Hymn­al Com­pan­ion to the Lu­ther­an Book of Wor­ship. Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Fort­ress Press, 1981.

Sutherland, Allan. Famous Hymns of the World. New York: Fred­er­ick A. Stokes Com­pa­ny, 1905.

Taylor, Gordon. Com­pan­ion to the Song Book of the Sal­va­tion Ar­my. St. Al­bans, Hert­ford­shire, Un­it­ed King­dom: The Camp­field Press, 1989.

Telford, John. The Meth­od­ist Hymn-Book Illustrated. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1906, 1909, 1922, 1924.

Tillett, Wil­bur F. and Charles S. Nut­ter. The Hymns and Hymn Writ­ers of the Church. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Smith & La­mar, 1915.

Upton, George P. Standard Mu­sic­al Bi­o­graph­ies. Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1910.

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Whittle, Daniel Webster, editor. Mem­oirs of Phil­ip P. Bliss. New York: A. S. Barnes Com­pa­ny, 1877.

Wright, Thom­as. The Lives of Bri­tish Hymn-Writ­ers, vol­ume II, Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy and Con­temp­o­ra­ry Hymn-Writ­ers. Lon­don: Farn­combe & Son, 1911.

———. The Lives of British Hymn-Writ­ers, vol­ume III, Isaac Watts and Con­temp­o­ra­ry Hymn-Writ­ers. Lon­don: C. J. Farn­combe & Sons, Ltd., 1914.

Young, Carlton Raymond. Com­pan­ion to the Un­it­ed Meth­od­ist Hymn­al. Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Ab­ing­don Press, 1993.

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