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Used by over Two Thousand Clergymen of the Church of England.



HYMNAL COMPANION Book of Common Wraner.

EDITED BY E. H. BICKERSTETH, M.A., Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead, and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Ripon.

FROM THE PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. This Hymnal is designed to be a companion to “ The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church.” The Tables of Contents correspond. The Order of the Ecclesiastical Year is observed. The Hymns are ranged under those divisions of the PrayerBook with which their subjects most easily coalesce.

It is humbly submitted to the consideration of those whom the compilers of our Liturgy address in their preface, namely, “the sober, peaceable, and truly conscientious sons of the Church of England,” as a Hymnal in unison with the sound doctrine of our Prayer-Book, and fitted to the comprehensive framework of its services; as containing those valuable hymns and translations which have become so deservedly popular during the last twenty years; as affording sufficient variety of hymns without the incumbrance of those seldom or never used; and, lastly, as accompanied with a selection of the best music.

The Annotated Edition consists of three parts : (1) An Introduction explaining the principles on which the compilation is made ; (2) The Hymnal; (3) Notes to every Hymn, giving the name of the author and the approximate date when it was written, justifying any variations allowed (though the effort has been to cleave to the original text as far as possible), and showing in which of the most repre. sentative Church Hymn-books, carefully collated, most of the Hymns appear.

A 16-page Prospectus, with List of Sizes, with Prices, &c., can be had on application.

A rumour having been circulated, without any authority, that a further revision of the words is contemplated, the Publishers beg to state that such is not the fact. The Second Edition, revised and enlarged, seems to meet all the present needs of the Church, and the inconvenience would be very great of frequent alterations in a Hymnal which is now used in upwards of two thousand churches.

To meet the requirements of congregations using the Original Edition, the Publishers have reprinted the is. 6d. and 2s. 6d. Editions, both of which can now be had. The Publishers have just added to the List of Editions the two following new ones:

No. 161. The Chant-Book Companion to the Book of Common Prayer. Consisting of Chants for the Canticles, Daily Psalms, a Collection of Chants for general use, Kyrie Eleison, Offertory Sentences, and Music for the Hymns in

Holy Communion, &c. Edited by CHARLES VINCENT, Mus. Bac. Oxon. Small Post 8vo. 25.

An Organ Edition of the same, price 4s. No. 171. MEDIUM EDITION, LARGE TYPE, WORDS ONLY. 12mo. 2s.

This Edition is also issued in various bindings.

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, E.C.


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This important work is now complete in 15 vols., crown 8vo., handsomely bound in cloth, bevelled boards, with frontispiece, price £5 58., or single volumes, price 75. each.

No. of Biographies in each month :- January contains 170 in I vol. ; February, 174 in 1 vol. ; March, 187 in 1 vol. ; April, 140 in I vol. ; May, 152 in 1 vol. ; June, 200 in 1 vol. ; July, 223 in 2 vols. ; August, 215 in 1 vol. ; September, 210 in i vol; October, 220 in 2 vols.; November, 184 in 2 vols. ; December, 146 in 1 vol.

" There is real life and colour in the biographies, as well as what to many persons will be of some consequence, full reference to authorities, and full information as to those incidents in their history which have been represented in painting or sculpture, or which have led to the conventional symbols appropriated to them. It is a book with which every library ought to be supplied.”—Literary Churchman.

“ It is a glorious collection, and the manner of telling the Legends is delightful.”—Monthly Packet.

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* St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Benedict, and the Martyrs of Carthage render this Vol. (March) the richest in interest and beauty that the Series has yet afforded, and the convenience of such a Calendar of Minor Constellations is very great.”Guardian.

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We are charmed with its Catholicity of tone, its deep and broad reading, its charity even towards those who spilled the blood of God's saints in the cruel persecutions which at various times afficted the Church."-Westminster Gazette.

“ In its own line a compendium of valuable information, beautifully, simple, and reverentially written, this edition of the Lives of the Saints' cannot fail to be productive of immense good, and we wish it the widest possible circulation.”— Dublin Review (second notice.)

The Publisher has much pleasure in announcing a Popular Edition in Monthly is. Parts. Part I. will be sent on receipt of Twelve Stamps.

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