DAILY SHALL HE BE PRAISED - By David Gilliland
Having benefitted over many years from the ministry of our dear brother David Gilliland, I was looking forward immensely to reading his anthology of famous and not so well-known hymnwriters. The meticulous attention to detail, the fluency of communication in both oral and written ministry, the evident enjoyment of the topic with which our brother is engaged, have all found their way into these delightful volumes which are being compiled.
Many names and hymns I had never heard of before and the author has been selective in including only that information which is necessary for us to appreciate the writers and the hymns for which they are best remembered. There is not an overload of detail insomuch that an appetite is created for reading on to the next writer. The one major difficulty I have encountered is the inability to limit myself to the writer on that particular date and I had the first volume completed into early March.
I wholeheartedly commend these books, written in a unique format, to all, young and old, who have an interest in hymnology and wish to become more informed about those hymnwriters who have contributed much to the praise and worship of God’s people over the centuries.
Review by Roy Reynolds