Hymn Histories: Two Winners

Just in case you missed the answer to the trivia question on the Hymn History giveaway, the question was “What popular Christmas hymn that you probably sing every Christmas season was written by my great, great, great, great, great grandfather?” The answer is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” written by Charles Wesley.  He also wrote, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” and many others.

Beacon Video is giving away a set of Al Smith’s Treasury of Hymn Histories and Christmas  Hymn Histories to two Raising Olives readers and the winners have been chosen:

Congratulations to sweet Hannah @ Stubborn Fish Tales, a (hopefully soon-to-be-official) mom to two boys and  JenT @ Many Blessings, Busy Life, a homeschooling mom of 9 children.

Remember if you order Al Smith’s Treasury of Hymn Histories ($14.99) from Beacon Video and put Raising Olives in the comment section, they will include Al Smith’s Christmas Hymn Histories on DVD and CD.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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7 Responses to Hymn Histories: Two Winners
  1. Hannah
    December 22, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    YAY! And thank you for the thoughtful comment.

    Charles Wesley! No way! He is one of my absolute FAVORITE hymn writers. He wrote “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”. One of my absolute favorites of all time. Pretty cool, Kimberly. 🙂

    Hey, I have an uncle who discovered some dust in between stars! Ha!




    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Congratulations Hannah!


  2. Kim Yamaguchi
    December 22, 2009 | 10:05 pm


    Sorry I just really think that’s so cool.


    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    No need to apologize, I think it’s pretty cool too. 🙂


  3. JenT
    December 23, 2009 | 8:34 am

    Wow that is so neat that he’s an ancestor.
    I can’t wait to get the treasury. I remember seeing and hearing Al Smith at a local church several years back. It was so special listening to his stories of the history of hymns.


  4. Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family
    December 23, 2009 | 10:12 pm

    Wow, Charles Wesley is your great, great, great, great, great grandfather? Neat-o! Just goes to prove that having lots of kids is fruitful – go Susannah!


    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    It is neat to think about when you get several generations down the road. I look at our younger kids and can’t imagine the world without them, but then I wouldn’t even be here if my ancestors hadn’t had large families. (My mom is the youngest of 10 children) The blessings are wide reaching, even wider than we can imagine.


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