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A BOOK OF COMMON PRAISE
The Services in the Book of Common Prayer.
SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY THE
REV. R. H. BAYNES, M.A.,
Perpetual Curate of Holy Trinity, Maidstone, Diocese of
Canterbury; and Editor of " Lyra Anglicana.”
“Sing ye praises with understanding."
THE following Collection of Hymns for
the Public Worship of the Church is an attempt to supply a more thoroughly Congregational Hymnal than has hitherto been published. It is sent forth as the result of many years careful and thoughtful study of the subject, and in the earnest hope that it may prove of service in this most blessed part of our united Worship. Common Praise is only second in importance to Common Prayer; and until a Hymn Book is prepared by Convocation, or some definitely authorized body in the Church, no apology seems to be needed for successive attempts at improvement in our Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs.
In the belief that the present Hymnal will be used in many Parishes in the