Hymns for the Use of the Churches London, G.J.W.Pitman n.d.
(1st edition was 1864, with 205 hymns; 2nd edn 1871, with 320 hymns & 44 doxologies.)
(2nd edn copy in St Deiniol's Library) --
- ms fly-sheet verso, in W.E.Gladstone's handwriting:
- Hymnbook of the "Catholic Apostolic Church"
- ms in a different hand, fly-sheet recto:
- The Right Honble
- from W.Bramley-Moore
- Oct 22. 1894
[ printed title as above ]
- (then ms ? possibly written by W.B.-M.:)
- see Hymns of E.W.Eddis
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
This Selection of Hymns is intended, primarily, for the use of certain congregations who, abiding in the Catholic faith, are waiting for the appearance of the Lord from heaven.
This original hope of Christians, which declined with "the first love", has been revived by the voice of the Comforter, speaking, as of old, by the members of the Body of Christ, and enabling them to receive, with faith and obedience, Apostles, whom the Lord, by the same Spirit, has sent to prepare His way before Him.
In addition to the Divine songs and anthems, principally from Holy Scripture, which had been in use among these congregations, a desire had long existed for a larger selection of Hymns, for use both in the public worship of the Church and in private devotional exercises, before the first edition of this book was issued.
The object in preparing it was to provide such Hymns as might aid, and serve to express, their faith and hope. In the present edition the Collection has been considerably enlarged.
Some of the Hymns are original, and appear for the first time in print; some have long been in use in different sections of the Church. The following have been borrowed, by the kind permission of the authors and editors who respectively claim the copyright therein -
[ here follows a list of copyright hymns and their source-books or owners; it does not include No.39 `Eye hath not seen' - presumably because E.W.Eddis was Compiler or part-compiler of the whole book and did not need to acknowledge his own contributions. ]
Through the extensive knowledge and obliging help of Mr SEDGWICK, of Sun Street, Bishopsgate Street, the names of the authors of many of the Hymns have been ascertained and affixed to their several compositions.
In case any Hymns should appear in this Selection unacknowledged, for which previous permission ought to have been obtained, the respective Authors are begged to accept an apology for any possible infringement of copyright.
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