Stories and Sketches of Our Hymns and Their Writers by David J Beattie and published by Ritchie Christian Media.
A comprehensive compilation of stories and sketches of our hymns and their writers. It is quite usual for us to sing hymns whilst scarcely knowing anything about them or their writers, and this book helpfully details information about the authors and lists the hymns they wrote. The author has appropriately chosen the story of T Kelly for a first place in the book and notes the 700 hymns he wrote. Other writers included are Ann Ross Cousin, Sir Edward Denny, James George Deck, Jospeh Scriven, Dr Horatius Bonar, Robert Cleaver Chapman, John Nelson Darby, Albert Midlane, Dr George Matheson, Douglas Russell, Alexander Stewart, P P Bliss, Dr H Grattan Guinness, J Denham Smith, Edward Mote, Fanny Crosby, Charlotte Elliott, Frances Ridley Havergal, Margaret Ledley Carson and Emma Frances Bevan.