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THE HYMNARY,

WITH TUNES,

A COLLECTION OF MUSIC FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS.

BY S. LASAR.

New York and Chicago:
BIGLOW & MAIN, Successors to WM. B. BRADBURY.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, A. D. 1872, by BIGLOW & Mann, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

PREFATORY

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A FEW words of introduction seem neeessary. The Editor of “The Hymnary" has been happy to find among Christian workers a growing sentiment in favor of a higher standard of hymns and tunes in our Sunday Schools. Very many leading clergymen and laymen have often expressed the most earnest wish that the grand hymns of such writers as Watts, Wesley, Heber, Doddridge, Montgomery and others, clothed in music suited to the dignity of the subject, might be found, with their purifying and elevating influence, in the Sunday School. In the preparation of this work, which has cost much time and laborious research during the past two years, it has been the aim to meet the want thus indicated by presenting hymns and tunes thoughtfully selected from the productions of the best writers and composers, both ancient and modern.

The ('hristian will find the hymns rich in thought and all aglow with the spirit of true devotion, while the musician will be charmed by the graceful, melodies and beautiful harmonies which never lose their dignity, and become more interesting with every repetition. Should any of the music at first seem too difficult in harmony (the melodies are casily learned by children), a little careful study will make all clear. The “Amen" should always be used when the hymn is of the nature of a prayer, and is almost equally appropriate in praise. Good judgment will introduce it when needed, although in some cases where its use is desirable it has been omitted for want of space. The introduction of the German Chorals, it is believed, will add an abiding interest to the work. To those who have not time for a thorough examination of the Hymnary, the Editor would suggest a trial of some of the following pieces as samples: pages 7, 8, 9, 18, 20, 30, 32, 41, 45, 50, 51, 56, 72, 110, 114, 127, 130, 138, 139, 140, 143, 150, 152, 154, 155, 156, 165.

Special obligations are gratefully acknowledged to the publishers of “Cantica Sacra” for permission to use the hymns and tunes thus credited ; also to the Rev. J. H. Hopkins, Jr., Rev. J. S. B. Hodges, John H. Cornell, L. B. Downes, the late Dr. Lowell Mason, Geo. James Webb, Dr. Wm. Mason, Wm. F. Sherwin, Hubert P. Main, Henry Camp and others, for valuable compositions, kindly suggestions and judicious counsel. The Publishers will hold to strict account every infringement of copyright on this work.

S. L.

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Widely yet His mercy flows.

4 Angels in the height adore Him!

Ye behold Him face to face;
Saints triumphant bow before Him,
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3 Sound, ye glittering | stars of light, Hallelujah!

Clouds in course, and birds in fight,

Thunders deep, and lightnings bright, Hallelujah! 4 Floods and billows, I snow and shower, Hallelujah !

Skies that glow, and storms that lower,

Frost and sunbeam, I tree and flower, Hallelujah! 5 Beasts of earth, make | answer deep, Hallelujah!

Shout forth every mountain steep,

And ye vales be- I-neath that sleep, Hallelujah! 6 Cry, thou ocean, I jubilant, Hallelujah!

Every isle and continent,
Echo onward | resonant, Hallelujah!

7 Let the sons of men upraise, Hallelujah!

Joining with ex- | -ultant lays,

In the great Cre- | -ator's praise, Hallelujah! 8 This the strain the Father loves, Hallelujah!

As its chorus | round Him moves,

This, which Christ Him- / -self approves, Hallelujah! 9 Therefore, brethren, / sing with joy, Hallelujah!

Ever in your I glad employ,

Answer, every maid and boy, Hallelujah! 10 Now by all be honor done, Hallelujah !

To the Father | and the Son,
And the Spirit, | Three in One. Hallelujah!

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