Hymns for Schools: With Appropriate Selections From Scripture, and Tunes Suited to the Metres of the Hymns

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Fb&c Limited, Jun 24, 2015 - Music - 274 pages
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No author, I presume, ever made a book without having some good reason for it: and if I were asked, "Why, when there are already so many excellent compilations of sacred lyrics, do you add another to the number?" I should answer that, admirable as I acknowledge many of the existing selections to be, I have never seen one designed exclusively for schools, nor adapted throughout to their use. For more than thirteen years singing has been a part of the morning devotional exercises of my school, and though I have used a selection* most excellent and appropriate for social religious meetings, I have found a large number of the hymns in it, either in whole or in part, quite unsuitable to be sung by scholars assembled in school. I have therefore prepared the following work chiefly to meet my own wants. If other teachers, after examination, shall like it so well as to use it in their schools, I shall, of course, be gratified.

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