Songs of Praise is the world's favourite religious television programme, watched by up to 8 million viewers worldwide. Its popularity reflects the significance of music in the lives of many people. In this beautifully illustrated book, Andrew Barr presents the nation's favourite carols as voted by viewers of Songs of Praise. He skilfully weaves insights into their origins and authors with contemporary stories of how they continue to inspire people's lives today.
ANDREW BARR has worked for the BBC for over 30 years and produced many editions of Songs of Praise. He is now a freelance writer, whose books include Songs of Praise: The Nation's Favourite Hymns, Songs of Praise: A Christmas Companion and Through the Year with Songs of Praise (all for Lion).