"As the auctioneer continued driving up the price for me, a young couple finally stepped up and made the highest bid. They came forward and paid the officials the money. Then my mother handed me to their outstretched arms. I was now two and a half years old. I knew who my mother was and didn't want to leave her arms for those of the strangers."
Janet Sharp's grandfather's life was anything but normal. Born in 1891, his mother had to give him up at the tender age of two and a half if he was to have any chance at survival. Fortunately, he developed an early faith in Jesus that sustained him amidst life's challenges. Challenges that included sailing around the world, dodging German ships and mines in World War I, and surviving a brutal storm while rounding Cape Horn.
The Songs chronicles the journey of Janet's grandfather, the hymns he cherished, the lessons he learned, and the Bible truths he discovered along the way from his homeland of Finland, to ports around the world, to America, the country he eventually called home.
This is a story of faith, hope, love, and God's hand of providence.