Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns


Children’s books were different back then.

It's a super long book of hymns. I'm not sure how many of them are popular nowadays, but it does include some notable ones like "Onward Christian Soldiers," "Rock of Ages," and "Holy Holy Holy". There's a bunch of like stories about the person or people who wrote the hymn, and why it was written. Each hymn is accompanied by an illustration of cherubic children or angels singing, or something like the Virgin Mary or just generic birds.

It includes the actual scores to all of these, with words. For a child to like this book, they'd have to be very interested in the history of hymns. It's mildly interesting from a historical standpoint, but probably not to children of today.


Here's a list of hymns and some background information about them.

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Maureen (not verified)

3 years 4 months ago

Have been perusing your list..I can’t seem to find out what your rating “tldr” means.
That’s it

Cassandra Gelvin

3 years 4 months ago

In reply to by Maureen (not verified)

TLDR is short for "Too Long; Didn't Read." I use it when a book is so long that I just skim it, but usually it's for something I want to take a look at since it's probably a Caldecott Honor or Medalist.