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latoned Moording to col of Congress, in the year 1885, by E. P. DUTTON & Co., In the cland's
Office of the District Court of the Distriot of Massachnsetts.
A. B. KIDDER'S MUSIO TYPOGRAPHT.
REV. TREADWELL WALDEN.
Knowing your interest in the subject and your abundant capacity, I feel that I but express the sense of this Diocese, and of the Church generally, in asking you to work together in improving the music of our Sunday Schools, and rendering it more auxiliary to the worship of the Sanctuary.
The collection of Chants, Hymns and Carols now submitted to the Church, has been made in accordance with the above request of the late Bishop of the diocese of Pennsylvania. The Committee, in the main, could only avail themselves of those collections of hymns and tunes already published. They bave done the best they could with this material, and have endeavored to produce a work which will come as near as possible, under the circumstances, to that which the Church seems to need and demand.
The necessity to concede something to the style of music most popular with children and the equal necessity not to concede too much, but to elevate the standard, has caused the introduction of music variod in character. But this, it is hoped,
will make the work available in Sunday Schools of every description, by furnishing a collection sufficiently large to permit the indulgence of differing preferences, and sufficiently graduated to educate the taste of the children.
The Committee have had also in view a still more important element in such a collection ; its didactic character. They have been careful to exclude hymns unsound in doctrine, unhealthy in sentiment, and in certain minor respects, averse to the spirit of our Liturgy. It will be noticed that some care has been taken in the arrangement of the work. There are three separate collections, the Chants, the Hymns, and the Carols, each following the evolution of the Church year, and that of the hymns, the Prayer Book order of subjects also. The Committee regret that they could not make the book all that it ought to be, but will feel satisfied if it is accepted as a contribution fitted to aid in securing the Book of Prayer and Praise, which will, it is believed, at no distant day, introduce a more matured and satisfactory order of worship into our Sunday School system.
In conclusion, the Committee desire to express their acknowledgements to Lewis H. Redner, Esq., for much kind and valuable assistance while making the collection, also to Wm. G. Fischer, Esq., for his professional revision of the work, and preparation for the press. Their thanks are due also to those authors of Sunday School music, who have kindly permitted their copy-righted compositions to be used.
Philadelphia, October, 1865.
Clants and Canficles.
CHANT NO. 1.
From PSALM XXXIV.
Come, ye children, and hearken | unto / me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 25 What man is he that lusteth to live,
And would | fain | see good days? 3 | Keep thy | tongue from evil,
And thy | lips—that they I speak no guile. 4 Eschew evil and do good, Seek | peace | and en
| sue it. 5 The eyes of the Lord are over-the righteous,
And His ears are open-un- | to their prayers.
The countenance of the Lord is against them 6 that do evil; To root out the remembrance of them from the 1
And Holy ;