Hymn Restoration: 101 Treasured Hymns (coming soon) – Special Pre-Publication pricing


Hymn Restoration is about introducing a new generation to the musical treasures of Christian history. Dino Kartsonakis has brought his passion for and knowledge of sacred music to the task of selecting 101 of the best from the vast history of hymns. The hymns are presented alongside devotions that expand on their themes. We hope that they will uplift and encourage you in your faith.

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Walk into any Protestant church these days and you are likely to encounter a “worship team” that sounds a lot like a rock band. The musical worship will have a strong backbeat, and simple, easy-to-follow repetitive melodies, reinforced by made-to-order electric guitar strains. The arrangements and chord charts are readily available to all from various Internet sites that cater to the needs of modern worship centers hoping to attract and keep a young demographic.

We honor these young musicians and composers, and the love and skill they bring to musical worship, whatever their level of competence, because we know that the Lord hears their hearts. But can it be that in the pursuit of a new sound, an old treasure has been lost?

Hymn Restoration is about introducing a new generation to the musical treasures of Christian history. “America’s Piano Showman” Dino Kartsonakis has brought his passion for sacred music, and deep knowledge of its history, to the task of choosing 101 of what he considers to be the best of the best from the vast wealth of hymns going back centuries, not an easy task. You will immediately recognize the depth of the lyrics and the inspired beauty of the melodies, that cannot help but rise once again to the top, particularly when compared to much of what we hear today.

In this collection, Dino offers his own original arrangements of 101 familiar treasures, while his wife Cheryl contributes thoughtful devotions and prayers, and enlightening backstories on the hymns and their amazing writers, bringing greater insight into their multi-layered meanings, and facilitating deeper worship through the music. Every hymn is presented with a devotion and a prayer.

We hope that as you encounter these hymns and devotions you will be uplifted and encouraged in your faith. Music is indeed a special language that can touch us with a penetrating poignancy unique among human experiences. At best, we seem to hear the heavenly choirs joining in as we honor God through these hymns.

Partial Hymn List

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Amazing Grace
At the Cross
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Blessed Assurance
Fairest Lord Jesus
Glory To His Name
God of Our Fathers
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
The Haven of Rest
He Keeps Me Singing (There’s Within My Heart a Melody)
He Leadeth Me
Heavenly Sunlight
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Hold the Fort
Holy, Holy, Holy
How Firm a Foundation
I Am Thine, O Lord (Draw Me Nearer)
I Love to Tell the Story
I Need Thee Every Hour
I Surrender All (All to Jesus I Surrender)
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
In My Heart There Rings a Melody
In the Garden (I Come to the Garden Alone)
It Is Well with My Soul
Ivory Palaces
Jesus Is All the World to Me
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus Paid It All
Jesus Saves! (We Have Heard the Joyful Sound)
Joy Unspeakable
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Just As I Am
Lead On, O King Eternal
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
The Lily of the Valley
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Love Lifted Me
The Love of God
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
My Faith Looks Up to Thee
My Hope Is Built (The Solid Rock)
My Jesus, I Love Thee
My Savior First of All
Near the Cross
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Nothing But the Blood
O Worship the King
The Old Rugged Cross
Only Trust Him
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise to the Lord
Revive Us Again
Rock of Ages
Saved, Saved
Shall We Gather at the River
Since Jesus Came into My Heart
Softly and Tenderly
Stand Up for Jesus
Standing on the Promises
Sweet By and By
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Take My Life and Let It Be
Take the Name of Jesus With You
Tell Me the Story of Jesus
There Is a Balm in Gilead
There Is a Fountain
There Is Power in the Blood
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
To God Be the Glory
Trust and Obey
The Unclouded Day
We Gather Together
We’ll Understand It Better By and By
Were You There
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
When Morning Gilds the Skies
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
When We All Get to Heaven
Where He Leads Me I Will Follow
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
… and more!


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Additional information

Weight24 oz
Dimensions9 x 6 x 1 in

Hardcover, 240 pages

About the Compiler

Dino Kartsonakis is known as “America’s Piano Showman,” a title aptly given to one of the world’s premier performers of our time. From Carnegie Hall to the honor of performing inside the Tower of David, Jerusalem, Dino has captured the world with his unique talent, stellar performances, and exceptional showmanship.

Kartsonakis is a Grammy Award winner for the soundtrack of the movie, The Apostle. He was also nominated for “Chariots of Fire,” and is an eight-time Dove Award winner, and Tele Award winner for “Miracles,” which was filmed at David’s Tower in Jerusalem.

Dino’s talent and performance prowess all started at the tender age of three, when he sat at an upright piano, and played both melody and harmony of a hymn he heard that morning at church. He grew into his talents and later studied piano at Julliard School of Music, and at conservatories in both France and Germany.

He has toured the world and played in such places as Russia, Japan, China, and Israel, to name a few, also Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and many more prestigious venues nationwide. He has also performed for presidents and dignitaries. Aside from touring the world Dino has made countless network television appearances since the age of sixteen, including the highly rated talk show “The Dino Show,” produced and hosted by his wife Cheryl Kartsonakis and himself. For over thirty-five years they wowed audiences in over two hundred countries with a variety of celebrity guests as well as performances by Dino and Cheryl.

Most recently, Dino had the distinction of playing at Israel’s 70th Birthday Celebration Concert with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the night before the US Embassy opened in Jerusalem, with Pat Boone serving as MC.

In 2007 Dino and Cheryl opened Dino’s 24Karrot Cake Company, located in Branson, Missouri, also shipping their “Celebrity Favorite” cakes nationwide.

Dino is not only an entertainer, but a husband. He and Cheryl share two daughters, Christina and Cherie, and are grandparents to Cherie and her husband Steve’s daughters, Lauren and Alexandra.

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