History Behind the Popular song ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” is one of the most beloved hymns in Christian worship. While many know the words and the tune, not many know the history behind the song. Joseph M. Scriven was born in 1819 in Banbridge, Ireland. Scriven grew up educated and graduated from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland … Continue reading History Behind the Popular song ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’

Photocopying of Hymns now Illegal in China

China has escalated its ban on the printing of religious materials in recent months, inspecting printing houses for possible violations and even prohibiting the copying of hymns, according to a new report. The manager of a printing house in Luoyang in the province of Henan said his business was inspected on Sept. 14 for religious … Continue reading Photocopying of Hymns now Illegal in China

True Story behind Popular Hymn “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”

‘I Have Decided to Follow Jesus’ is a Christian hymn originating from India. The lyrics are based on the last words of a man in Garo, Assam. About 150 years ago, a great revival took place in Wales. As a consequence, many missionaries went to North-East India to spread the Gospel. The region known as … Continue reading True Story behind Popular Hymn “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”

What Do you Know about the Book of Psalms?

The book of The Psalms is the hymn book and prayer book of the Bible. Composed by different authors over a long period of time, these hymns and prayers were collected and used by the people of Israel in their worship and eventually this collection was included in their scriptures. These religious poems are of … Continue reading What Do you Know about the Book of Psalms?