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AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN PUBLIC WORSHIP
THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
THE UNITED FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA
No. 1. Ruby Music.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NEW ZEALAND
THE MUSIC EDITED BY
SIR JOHN STAINER
M.A., MUS. DOC., OXFORD; HON. D.C.L. AND MUS. DOC., DURHAM
EDINBURGH, GLASGOW, BELFAST
LONDON & NEW YORK
IS collection of hymns, authorized for use in public worship by the Church of Scotland, the Free Church of Scotland, the United Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, has been prepared by a Committee appointed in equal numbers by those Churches. It is catholic, as including hymns by authors belonging to almost every branch of the Church from the second century to the present day, and comprehensive, as intended for the use of various Churches and congregations.
Particular attention has been devoted to verifying the text of the hymns; and, as far as possible, the words of the author have been preserved. Variations from the original or authorized text will be found recorded in the Notes appended to the large-type edition of the words.
The music for the hymns has been selected by another Committee similarly appointed. The duties of Musical Editor were entrusted to Sir John Stainer, to whom grateful acknowledgment is due for the cordial and painstaking interest he has shown in the work. At the request of the Committee he has procured for THE CHURCH HYMNARY a number of new tunes by composers of known ability, and has himself written and arranged several expressly for it. While seeking from all available sources the music best adapted to each hymn, the Committee felt it necessary in some instances, especially in the section for the young, to adhere to tunes recommended only by long association with the hymns to which they are set. In the case of a few tunes also, they judged it advisable to retain the form which, though a departure from the original, is that in general use. The transcription of the music into the Tonic Sol-fa notation has been made by Dr. W. G. McNaught, to whom thanks are due for the care and attention he has bestowed on the work.
Both Committees entrusted with the preparation of THE CHURCH HYMNARY have to return sincere thanks for the courtesy of authors and proprietors of copyright, to whom they applied for permission to use their hymns and tunes. They trust that they will be pardoned any unintentional infringement of copyright, as well as the omission of special acknowledgment where they have been unable to trace the authors or proprietors of words or of music.
THE CHURCH HYMNARY is issued with the fervent prayer that its use in the praises of the sanctuary may be to the glory of God and the edification of His people.
Permission to use copyright hymns and music has been granted as stated below. Special acknowledgment is made of the generosity shown by the Proprietors of 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' in granting gratuitously the use of so large a number of their tunes.
A blank in the second column indicates that the author or composer is also the owner of the copyright, or that permission was granted in the lifetime of authors now dead.
An asterisk denotes that permission has been obtained on payment of a fee.