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Eternal Anthems: The Story Behind Your Favorite Hymns

by Concordia Publishing House

Item #: 992318 / 2022 / Paperback / 224 Pages


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Have you wondered why our beloved hymns were written? What influenced the writers to craft these words that proclaim the Gospel?

Learn more about the words you love to sing in Eternal Anthems: The Story Behind Your Favorite Hymns.

Drawn from Companion to the Hymns, Eternal Anthems is brimming with rich history passed down through generations of Christians, with devotional commentary and historical facts from forty different contributing authors on fifty different hymns.


  • 50 Hymns
  • 40 Contributing Authors
  • Full Printed Hymn Text
  • Indexes

Featured Hymns

Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia · Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice · O Sacred Head, Now Wounded · A Mighty Fortress Is Our God · Thy Strong Word · Go, My Children, with My Blessing · Built on the Rock · Now Thank We All Our God

Contributing Authors

Erik Ankerberg · Paul F. Becker · Mark Bender · David O. Berger · Kent J. Burreson · Albert B. Collver · William M. Cwirla · Mark DeGarmeaux · Samuel J. Eatherton · Charles D. Ferry · Eric C. Forss · Victor E. Gebauer · Henry V. Gerike · Daniel Jay Grimminger · David P. Held · Marion Lars Hendrickson · Joseph Herl · Kevin Hildebrand · A. A. Just Jr. · Benjamin A. Kolodziej · Kenneth T. Kosche · Walter E. Krueger · Thomas E. Lock · Matthew Lorfeld · John W. Matthews Jr. · Robert J. H. Mayes · M. Joshua Osbun · William H. Otte · Todd A. Peperkorn · Richard Resch · Sandra Rhein · Carl F. Schalk · Ralph C. Schultz · Harold L. Senkbeil · Richard J. Serina Jr. · J. H. Sorenson · Stephen P. Starke · D. Richard Stuckwisch · Jacob Sutton · Jon D. Vieker · Randall P. Wurschmidt · Daniel Zager

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