THE ENGLISH HYMN by Benson, F.

THE ENGLISH HYMN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

First published in , this study of the development and use of hymns in English speaking churches gives a broad and authoritative account of this comparatively modern component of most Protestant worship. From the metrical psalms of the Reformation to the more familiar hymns of today, Louis F. Benson shows how the hymns of different periods of church history illustrate their own times, some failing into disuse after a while, but others firmly establishing themselves, often after great struggle, among the great hymns of the ages. This growth and development is shown denominationally, as well as generally, and thus this book easily becomes a definitive work in this field, -- almost a classic reference needed in every church library. Church organists and choir masters will welcome this reprint of a book which brings many old (and not so old) hymns to life by recalling their composers and the times in which they lived.

Publisher: John Knox Press