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The Story of the Hymns and Tunes   By: (1839-1905)

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THE STORY OF THE HYMNS AND TUNES

by

THERON BROWN and HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH

Multae terricolis linguae, coelestibus una.

Ten thousand, thousand are their tongues, But all their joys are one.

New York, 1906

[Frontispiece: Thomas Ken]

CONTENTS.

PREFACE, v

INTRODUCTION, ix

1. HYMNS OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP, 1

2. SOME HYMNS OF GREAT WITNESSES, 53

3. HYMNS OF CHRISTIAN DEVOTION AND EXPERIENCE, 100

4. MISSIONARY HYMNS, 165

5. HYMNS OF SUFFERING AND TRUST, 190

6. CHRISTIAN BALLADS, 237

7. OLD REVIVAL HYMNS, 262

8. SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMNS, 293

9. PATRIOTIC HYMNS, 321

10. SAILOR'S HYMNS, 353

11. HYMNS OF WALES, 378

12. FIELD HYMNS, 409

13. HYMNS, FESTIVAL AND OCCASIONAL, 458

14. HYMNS OF HOPE AND CONSOLATION, 509

INDEXES OF NAMES, TUNES, AND HYMNS, 543

LIST OF PORTRAITS.

THOMAS KEN, Frontispiece OLIVER HOLDEN, Opp. page 14 JOSEPH HAYDN, " 30 CHARLES WESLEY, " 46 MARTIN LUTHER, " 62 LADY HUNTINGDON, " 94 AUGUSTUS MONTAGUE TOPLADY, " 126 THOMAS HASTINGS, " 142 FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL, " 158 REGINALD HEBER, " 174 GEORGE JAMES WEBB, " 190 JOHN WESLEY, " 206 JOHN B. DYKES, " 222 ELLEN M.H. GATES, " 254 JAMES MONTGOMERY, " 286 FANNY J. CROSBY, " 302 SAMUEL F. SMITH, " 334 WILLIAM B. BRADBURY, " 366 ISAAC WATTS, " 398 GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL, " 414 PHILIP DODDRIDGE, " 446 LOWELL MASON, " 478 CARL VON WEBER, " 494 HORATIUS BONAR, " 526

PREFACE.

When the lapse of time and accumulation of fresh material suggested the need of a new and revised edition of Mr. Hezekiah Butterworth's Story of the Hymns , which had been a popular text book on that subject for nearly a generation, the publishers requested him to prepare such a work, reviewing the whole field of hymnology and its literature down to date. He undertook the task, but left it unfinished at his lamented death, committing the manuscript to me in his last hours to arrange and complete.

To do this proved a labor of considerable magnitude, since what had been done showed evidence of the late author's failing strength, and when, in a conference with the publishers, it was proposed to combine the two books of Mr. Butterworth, the Story of the Hymns and the Story of the Tunes , in one volume, the task was doubled.

The charming popular style and story telling gift of the well known compiler of these books had kept them in demand, the one for thirty and the other for fifteen years, but later information had discounted some of their historic and biographical matter, and, while many of the monographs were too meagre, others were unduly long. Besides, the Story of the Tunes , so far from being the counterpart of the Story of the Hymns , bore no special relationship to it, only a small portion of its selections answering to any in the hymn list of the latter book... Continue reading book >>




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