In Sankey’s Story of the Gospel Hymns, Ira Sankey delineates his own story as a gospel singer and song writer. Originally printed in 1906, this classic book documents Sankey’s ministry alongside D. L. Moody including their starting work together, stories from their evangelistic campaigns in America and in Europe, the great Chicago fire, and many other exciting accounts.
In addition, he documents a brief history behind over sixty gospel songs and hymns. Having known many famous hymn authors, he shares how many of those songs were written and what made them famous. Your heart will be stirred as you discover how “Follow On,” “He Leadeth Me,” “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” and many other popular hymns were developed and used of God.
May this compilation bring light to the history behind your favorite hymns of the faith and reignite a passion for good, gospel music in your home and ministry.