The publication of an American edition of this book should be welcomed by all who love to sing hymns, and by ministers and others who have occasion to interpret them. The selection of the one hundred hymns represented in this volume was done by a poll of religious leaders and broadcasting stations throughout the English-speaking world. They therefore may be truly called our favorite hymns, although on pretense is made of calling them our greatest hymns. For each of the hymns selected there is a page-long story of the author and of the circumstances under which the hymn was written. They are arranged topically under the headings of Praise, Prayer, Christian Experience, Christ and His Church and Christian Action.