Hymns Ancient and Modern: For Use in the Services of the Church; With Accompanying Tunes (Classic Reprint)
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Houses of the Convocation of Canterbury in 1892 gave further impetus to the work; and in the interval of twelve years that has 'elapsed it has gone continuously forward. The result is now offered for the service' of God.
The principles by which the book was governed from the first have undergone no alteration. More than once in former prefaces the Compilers have expressed their desire to do their work in the spirit of the English Prayer-book. This has been the aim of the present revision, no less than of those which preceded it.
A good many of the older English hymns have been added to the book. Extensive search has been made for new hymns which might suitably be added, and especially in connexion with certain sections of the book which seemed to need augmentation in order to secure a due proportion in the parts.
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