This is a post about one or more hymnals or those who edit or publish them.

Armed Forces Hymnal

Private donations and church denominations supplied hymnals in the earliest days of the United States military. The Act of 1920, also known as the Capper Bill, called for the provision of hymnals by the government. As a result, this lineage produced the Armed Forces Hymnal of 1958. The History of the Hymnal The establishment of

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Olney Hymns

The Olney Hymnal The Olney Hymns was originally published in 1779. The hymns contained inside are from the pens of John Newton and William Cowper (pronounced Cooper). They were very prolific in creating the material for the hymnal. This little book has over 427 pages of hymns and tables. Many are familiar with the story

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Hymns Ancient and Modern

In the years after hymn singing entered the Anglican church, the individual churches were using a variety of songbooks or hymnals. There began a movement to create a single hymnal that could be used by all of the churches. Hymns Ancient and Modern was born. Publication of Hymns Ancient and Modern Novello & Co published

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Songs of Faith

The hymnal, Songs of Faith, was a 1933 publication of Southern Baptists. As you can tell, the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention released this volume about 7 years prior to the Broadman Hymnal. It was during the time when Dr. I.J. Van Ness was leading that institution – you can see his

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6

It was a game changer in 1870 when preacher Dwight L. Moody enlisted Ira D. Sankey to be the music director for his evangelistic services and mission work. In many ways, church music in evangelical churches owes much to this historic event. In his training Sankey was affiliated with other musicians whose names are familiar

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