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the author has sanctioned a change, the fact is indicated by the presence of two dates following his name. We have introduced no changes into familiar hymns save in a few instances where we have restored the author's original text and substituted it for the altered form which editors have published. We have also attempted to give the correct authorship or source, and the date of the tunes.
A small selection of children's hymns has been included because, while the editors believe that children should be taught the great hymns in the Sunday School, and so trained to join in the public worship of the Church, they also believe that in the Church service a hymn should occasionally be sung, which is especially adapted to their religious experience, in order that they may feel at home in the house of God. Such hymns often help older people to turn and become as little children.
This hymnal is sent forth in the hope that it will assist the Church of to-day to praise God heartily, intelligently and sincerely, to sing with the Spirit and with the understanding hymns which utter living convictions and which consecrate those who sing them to the purpose of Jesus Christ.
HENRY S. COFFIN,
The editors wish to record their indebtedness to Mr. Charles L. Safford, who has advised with them regarding the settings of the hymns and chants, revised the harmonies, read the proof of all the music, and contributed an original tune and several arrangements of old German melodies; to Professor Henry M. Dunham, of the New England Conservatory of Music, who has passed upon the selection of tunes and contributed an original tune and a chant; to Mr. William P. Dunn, who has composed a tune and has read the proof of the music;
To Professor Joseph D. Ibbotson, Jr. of Hamilton College, who has collaborated in the arrangement of the Psalter for responsive reading;
To the library of the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, where the hymnological collection has provided the authentic texts of nearly all the hymns;
To the compilers of previous hymnals, and especially to the editors of The Hymnal (Presbyterian), Worship-Song, (The Rev. W. Garrett Horder D. D.), The Church Hymnary (Scotch Presbyterian), The English Hymnal (Anglican), Hymns Ancient and Modern, (Anglican, ed. 1904) and Church Praise (English Presbyterian, Ed. 1907);
To Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology (2nd ed. 1908), which has been followed in almost every instance in the dating of the hymns;
To the standard histories of Psalmody for the dates of the tunes derived from various Psalm-Books, to Dr. J. Zahn's Die Melodien der deutschen evangelischen Kirchenlieder, (Gütersloh, 6 vols., 1889-1893), and Dr. W. Bäumker's Das katholische deutsche Kirchenlied in seinen Singweisen, (Freiburg, 3 vols., 1886-1891) for the German melodies, and to various hymnal companions, (among which the annotated edition of the Book of Common Praise, (Canadian Episcopal), by James Edmund Jones, deserves special mention,) for the dating of the tunes by English and American composers of the last century;
To the Rev. W. Russell Bowie and the Rev. Henry van Dyke, D. D. for hymns written for this collection;
To Dr. Felix Adler, the Rev. Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, the Rev. William H. Draper, the Rev. Canon Henry Scott Holland, D. D., who have revised their hymns for this book, and to Mr. Bradford Torrey, whose hymn, which has appeared in an altered form and accredited to another, has been restored by its author to its original text;
To Mrs. E. S. Armitage, the Rev. Stopford A. Brooke, the Rev. Robert Davis, the Rev. Washington Gladden, D. D., the Rev. Frederick L. Hosmer, D. D., Mr. Rudyard Kipling, the Rev. Frank Mason North, D. D., the Rev. Edwin P. Parker, D. D., the Rev. Ernest R. Shurtleff, and the Rev. William G. Tarrant for the use of their
hymns; to Mr. Robert Bridges for his adaptations and translations published in The Yattendon Hymnal; to Messrs. Houghton Mifflin & Co. for the use of hymns by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier; Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Co. for the hymn by Phillips Brooks, Messrs. D. Appleton & Co. for the hymns by Wm. Cullen Bryant, and Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons for a sonnet by Theodore Parker;
To John H. Gower Mus. Doc. (Oxon.) who has composed a new tune for this collection and accorded permission to use several others by him; to Professor George W. Chadwick, the Rev. J. S. B. Hodges, the Rev. Edwin P. Parker, D. D., Professor Horatio W. Parker, Mr. Arthur Somervell, Mr. George C. Stebbins and Mr. Lawrence W. Watson for the use of tunes composed by them; to the Trustees of the Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work, Messrs. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Bishop J. H. Vincent, and the Rev. Charles L. Hutchins for tunes of which they possess the copyright; and to Professor Frank G. Moore of Trinity College, Hartford, for a tune composed by his brother, the late H. M. W. Moore.
If the editors have inadvertently infringed any copyrights in the use of hymns or tunes they crave forgiveness. They have sought to communicate with all authors and composers whose whereabouts they knew.