Hymn Story: The King of all Kings

George Beverly Shea performed the song “The King of All Kings.”  He released the song in 1954 alongside “If You Know the Lord.” The song was written by Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989), a singer and songwriter. He was one of radio’s first singing cowboys and later became a Chrisitan songwriter. Hamblen has been inducted into numerous hall of fames such as […]

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Hymn Story: Jesus! What a Friend of Sinners!

Jesus! What a Friend of Sinners! was written by J. Wilbur Chapman and first published in 1910. Chapman was born in 1859 in Richmond, Indiana and attended a Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday School as a youngster. As a young man he received a seminary degree from Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, OH and later was awarded a Doctorate […]

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