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FOR THE USE OF
SUNDAY-SCHOOLS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS FOR
BY HENRY P. HAVEN.
“ Praise the Lord: for the Lord is good: sing praises unto
PUBLISHED BY BIGLOW & MAIN.
HIS selection of hymns has been prepared
especially for the Sunday-schools under the care of the compiler. It is not published for general circulation, or with an intention that it should be offered for sale to compete with the numerous Sunday-school singing books row in the market.
In his own experience the compiler has long felt the want of a book which, while it did not entirely reject the new and lighter hymns which have been so abundantly launched upon the Sunday-schools of America within the last few years, should yet furnish a good selection of the standard hymns of the Church which Christians have known, loved, and sung for generations, and even for centuries. He is not alone in the opinion that the children in our Sunday schools would be greatly profited by committing to memory many of our stronger hymns. These would remain with them in after years, and be sources of joy and consolation, which can hardly be expected of much of the extremely light kind of verse now in cominon use.