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Hymns for Christian Devotion Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination   By: (1810-1887)

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John G. Adams' "Hymns for Christian Devotion Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination" is a significant contribution to the realm of religious texts. This collection of hymns is beautifully curated, keeping in line with the beliefs and traditions of the Universalist Denomination.

The book immerses readers in a spiritual journey, offering a plethora of hymns that inspire devotion and contemplation. Each hymn is carefully selected to resonate with those seeking a deeper connection with their faith.

What sets this book apart is its inclusivity. Adams takes into account the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of Universalists, ensuring that everyone can find solace and spiritual elevation within these pages. The hymns are accessible and universally relevant, fostering a sense of unity among believers.

The language used in the hymns enraptures readers, evoking profound emotions and inviting a sense of introspection. Adams' eloquence shines through each verse, drawing readers closer to the divine and offering solace during challenging times. The poetic quality of the hymns makes them not only comforting but also a pleasure to read.

Moreover, this book serves as a valuable resource for both personal devotion and communal worship. Congregations will appreciate the adaptability of these hymns, allowing them to tailor their services and gatherings to their specific needs. The collection covers a broad range of themes, from praising the wonders of creation to seeking guidance and comfort during moments of doubt.

Furthermore, the book is complemented by insightful supplementary material, including introductory texts and indexes. These additions provide a deeper understanding of the context and significance of each hymn, allowing readers to fully appreciate the spiritual nourishment they offer.

It is evident that John G. Adams has poured love, thoughtfulness, and devotion into every aspect of this book. "Hymns for Christian Devotion Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination" is an invaluable resource for Universalists, serving to enhance their understanding, connection, and joy in their faith. Whether used for personal reflection or congregational worship, this collection of hymns is bound to foster a stronger sense of unity, spirituality, and shared purpose among believers.

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HYMNS FOR CHRISTIAN DEVOTION; ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE UNIVERSALIST DENOMINATION

BY J. G. ADAMS AND E. H. CHAPIN.

TWENTY SECOND EDITION.

BOSTON: ABEL TOMPKINS. 1853.

PREFACE.

In presenting this work to the public, the compilers would say, that they do not intend it as a rival of any other Hymn Book already in existence; but, if advancement in the light of other good works be allowable, as an improvement on them all. Although evidently designed in one sense for a denomination, they have also intended that it shall answer in some measure the demands of a liberal and progressive Christianity a Christianity, under whatever name or pretension found, that would diffuse Christ's spirit and do his works of truth and love among men.

We have sought to give variety in these Hymns; to have the number ample enough; and while cautious in reference to their literary character, to select those of a devotional tendency, rather than those chiefly commendable for their poetical excellence. We have intended also to pay due respect to the old Hymns so justly familiar with those of every age among our worshippers, while we have not been unmindful of the new claimants of public favor.

It will be perceived that there is a greater variety of Hymns on several topics than in most other Hymn Books now in use among us; especially in reference to the philanthropic nature of our religion, and the peculiar indications of this nature in the present age... Continue reading book >>




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