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Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition
T. DE WITT TALMAGE, D.D.
COPYRIGHT 1891, BY
A. S. BARNES & CO.
With whole libraries of excellent Hymn books in existence, there would be no excuse for this book except that it is different from all others in being a combination of the old classic hymnology and the modern chorus, the marriage of 1790 with 1890, the majesty of the one with the spontaneity of the other. Because of the chill of the day, or the pre-occupation of the auditor, a religious service may need to start with the roll of a stately Psalm, but before the close, in answer to prayer or the blessing on the preached word, there may be need for a hymn that has in it the rapture or sob of high and deep emotion. The greatest conflicts for the Truth are yet to be fought, and we need a larger supply of battle-shout. The greatest Revivals of Religion are yet to come, and there will be demand for more enthusiasm of song. In this book we introduce Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley to some of the exalted composers born in the last half of the present century.
Through the generosity of the Publishers, I am permitted to make this selection for our New Brooklyn Tabernacle, but hope it may meet the approval of many churches and associations.
T. DEWITT TALMAGE.