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which not merely the numbers but the first lines of the hymns are inserted. A greater. (and very needful) elasticity in the classification is thus obtained, than if the hymns had been printed according to subject, many falling naturally under more than one head, and these in the Index will be found under each. Those who use it will see at a glance not only the first line and number of a suitable hymn, but also its metre.

It only remains to acknowledge the courtesy and abundant help which have been received from very many. It would have been impossible to obtain the information about hymns and their authors, but for the cordial co-operation of living hymn-writers. Mr. Daniel Sedgwick's* unrivalled knowledge of hymnology has been largely drawn upon. Those whose work has lain in the same direction can testify how remarkably his labours have tended to simplify and complete their own. It is needless to say that constant use has been made of Mr. Josiah Miller's Singers and Songs of the Church, which contains the results of Mr. Sedgwick's years of study. Lord Selborne's (Sir Roundell Palmer) Book of Praise, Dr. Schaff's Christ in Song, and Dr. Rogers' Lyra Britannica (2nd edition) have been always consulted, and the admirable Introduction and Notes in Mr. Bickersteth's charming

* In whose shop, 93, San Street, Bishopsgate, London, there is one of the most complete collections of English hymnbooks in existence.

collection, The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer, have laid all who follow him under weighty obligation. The Editor is especially indebted to the Rev. J. A. Eberle, than whom no one ranks higher as an authority on the Moravian Hymnbook; to Mr. James Stelfox, for the abundant information he was able to furnish on the hymns of the brothers Wesley; to Mr. William Bonar, for his revision of the text of the Scottish Paraphrases ; to the Rev. R. Brown-Borthwick, for the suggestion of many hymns, and for his kindness in obtaining the use of others; to Mr. S. W. F. Kenny, and to many more; to those also who placed their printed and manuscript collections of hymns freely at his disposal; to one without whose constant help and encouragement the work would never have been completed; and to the following authors and owners of copyright:

Mrs. C. F. Alexander . . 126, 250, 294, 445, 484 The Rev. Dr. Lindsay Alexander . .... 241 The Rev. C. T. Astley. ........ 407 The Rev. Sir Henry Baker . . 191, 217, 224, 261,

346, and for 27 from Hymns Ancient and . Modern. Mrs. Bancroft ........... C103 The Rev. S. Baring-Gould..... 273, C101 The Rev. C. H. Bateman .... C13, 19 The Rev. W. H. Bathurst . . . . . . . 198 Mrs. Bevan . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

The Rev. E. H. Bickersteth 182, 192, 276, 491 (iii.! Professor Blackie :......... 310 The Rev. Dr. Bonar . . 1, 37, 72, 115, 116, 240,

275, 302 (ii.), 308, 317, 344, 350, 389, 390, 463

464, 470, 471, 491 (xi.), C137. . Mrs. Bonar ............ 420 Matthew Bridges . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Rev. Abner Brown. . . . . . . 188 John Burton . . . . .

... C22, 96 Thomas Carlyle ........ .... 305 The Rev. E. Caswall ..:.. . 134, 377, C33 The Rev. John Chandler .... 91, 183, 401, C4 Robert C. Chapman . . . . . . . . . 388 Mrs. Cousin ....... .... 446 Miss Cox

. . . . . . . . 129, 403, 467 The Rev. John Curwen . . . . . . C68, 114 The Rev. E. A. Dayman . . . . . . . . 405 Sir Edward Denny . . . . . 106, 145, 244, 474 William Dickson . . . . . . . . . . C16 W. C. Dix . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 The Rev. Henry Downton ...65, 174, 430 The Rev. Dr. George Duffield ..... C120 The Rev. John Ellerton . . . 417, 427, 453, 457 J. G. Fleet . . . . . . . . . . . . C159 The Rev. George Gill. . . . . . . . . C12 The Rev. E. P. Hood . . . . . . . C61, 135 The Rev. Canon How . . 206, 235, 283, 472, 480,

C57, 93 The Rev. Dr. Hunter ......... 080 W. M. Hutchings . . . . . . . . . C157

The Rev. Dr. Irons . .
The Bishop of Lincoln (Dr. Wordsworth) 96, 102,

. 184, 194, 290, 491 (vii.) The Rev. Dr. Littledale ......... 395 The Rev. W. E. Littlewood...... C134 Mrs. Luke ..

· · · · · · · · · · · · C63 The Rev. Dr. Lyth . . ... ... .. C128 William Maccall . . . . . . . . . 326, 398 Mrs. Maude . . . . . . . . . . . . 452 The Rev. W. Mercer ........ 78, 109 Albert Midlane (through Mr. Daniel Sedg

wick) . . . . . . . . . 227, C6, 111, 136 Mrs. E. H. Miller . . . . . . . . . . C60 The Rev. Dr. Monsell . 161, 187, 338, 349, 425, 432 The Rev. E. H. Nevin ........ C107 Catesby Paget . . . . . . . . . . . 304 F. T. Palgrave ...... ..... C140 Mrs. E. J. Palin . . . . . . . . . . 485 The Rev. Dr. Ray Palmer.. : . 135, 172, 435 Mrs. Harriet Parr . . . . . . . . . . C48 Mrs. Parson ...... .. C77, 106 S. W. Partridge ..... .... 054 Folliott S. Pierpoint . . . . . . . . . 63 The Rev. G. R. Prynne ......... 075 George Rawson ........... 459 The Rev. A. T. Russell .. 164, 363, 396, C143 Mrs. Saxby (Miss Browne) ... 329, 399, 429

The Rev. E. H. Sears ........ 355 Mrs. Shelly . . . . . . . . . . . C30, 88 Mrs. Shipton . . . . . . . . . . . . C26

Mrs. E. L. Smith . . . . . . . . . . 267 The Rev. Dr. Summers ... .. C122, 124 The Rev. Godfrey Thring ... . 127, C90, 117 Mrs. Toke ........... 266 The Rev. Dr. Tregelles ...... 155 The Rev. Henry Twells . . . . . . . . 12 Miss A. L. Waring . . . . . . . 328, 335, 381 Miss Anna Warner ..... 415, 442, C126 The Rev. F. Whitfield . . . . . . 117, C130 William Whiting . . . . . . . . . . 53 Dr. Thomas Hastings . . . . . 226, 466, 097

Permission was obtained from some who wish to remain anonymous,—from the authors of Hymns from the Land of Luther for 75, 166, 222, 285, 319, 383, and 436; and also from E. S. E. (through the Rev. J. H. Wilson), for C108; and from C. M. N. (through Mr. Macintosh), for 364. Some who cordially gave it have since died: Dean Alford, who allowed the use of 43 ; Miss Charlotte Elliott, of 140, 173, 203, 284 (by Mrs. Elliott), 366, and 398; Dr. Thomas Hastings, of 226, 466 and C97; and the Rev. T. T. Lynch, of 339 and C123. A ready consent has been given by others representing the dead : Mrs. Bennett for 318, 347, 362, 372; Mrs. Bubier for 351; Mrs. Burns for 341, 413, 437, and 458; the Rev. J. B. Dalgairns for the following, by the Rev. Dr. Faber, 197, 376, C65, 102, 147; Granville R. Ryder, Esq., and Messrs. Longmans, for three by Sir Robert

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