The Cyber Hymnal™


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Davies, James P. Sing…with Understanding. Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1966.

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Emurian, Ernest Krikor. Famous Stories of Inspiring Hymns Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1956.

———. Forty Stories of Famous Gospel Songs. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1959.

———. Stories of Christmas Carols. revised and enlarged edition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1958.

Erickson, John Irving. Sing It Again! Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1985.

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Hart, William J. Hymn Stories of the Twentieth Century. Boston, Massachusetts: W. A. Wilde, 1948.

_____. Unfamiliar Stories of Familiar Hymns. Boston, Massachusetts: W. A. Wilde, 1940.

Harvey, Robert. Best-Loved Hymn Stories. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing, 1963.

Hatfield, Edwin F. Poets of the Church. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1884.

Havergal, Frances Ridley. My King and His Service. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry Altemus, 1894.

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Herringshaw, Thomas W. Local and National Poets of America. Chicago, Illinois, American Publishers’ Association, 1890.

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Hughes, Charles William. American Hymns Old and New: Notes on the Hymns and Biographies of the Authors and Composers. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.

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Julian, John, ed. Dictionary of Hymnology, second edition. London: J. Murray, 1907.

Keith, Edmond D. Christian Hymnody. Nashville, Tennessee: Convention Press, 1956.

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———. Hymn Stories. Salem, Ohio: Schmul Publishing, 1986.

———. Living Hymn Stories. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House, 1982.

Laufer, Calvin Weiss. Hymn Lore. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Westminster Press, 1932.

Lightwood, James Thomas. Hymn-Tunes and Their Story. London: Charles H. Kelly, 1905.

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Ludwig, Charles. Sankey Still Sings. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1947.

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Martin, G. Currie. The Church and the Hymn Writers. London: James Clarke, 1928.

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McCutchan, Robert Guy. Our Hymnody: A Manual of the Methodist Hymnal. New York: The Methodist Book Concern, 1937.

———. Hymns in the Lives of Men. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1943.

McKim, LindaJo H. The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993.

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Olsson, Karl A. By One Spirit. Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1962.

Osbeck, Kenneth W. 101 Hymn Stories. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1982.

———. 101 More Hymn Stories. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1985.

Osborn G. The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference, 1868.

Pittman, Mrs. E. R. Lady Hymn Writers. London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1892.

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Price, Carl Fowler. One Hundred and One Hymn Stories. New York: The Abingdon Press, 1923.

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Reynolds, William Jensen & Milburn Price. A Survey of Christian Hymnody. Carol Stream, Illinois: Hope Publishing, 1987.

Reynolds, William Jensen. Companion to Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1976.

———. Hymns of Our Faith. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1964.

———. Songs of Glory. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 1990.

Robinson, Charles Seymour. Annotations upon Popular Hymns. New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1893.

Rogers, Charles. Lyra Britannica. London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1867.

Rothwell, Helen F. Fanny Crosby, a Great Poetess. Des Moines, Iowa: Boone Publishing, 1944.

———. Ira D. Sankey, a Great Song Leader. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Walfred Publishing, 1956.

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Ruffin, Bernard. Fanny Crosby. United Church Press (city not given), 1976.

Ryden, Ernest Edwin. The Story of Christian Hymnody. Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Press, 1959.

Sadie, Julie Anne & Rhian Samuel. The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. New York: W. W. Norton, 1995.

Sankey, Ira D. My Life and the Story of the Gospel Hymns. USA: Harper & Brothers, 1907.

Sanville, George W. Forty Gospel Hymn Stories. Winona Lake, Indiana: The Rodeheaver-Hall Mack Co., 1943.

Schreiner, Samuel A., Jr. The Passionate Beechers. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.

Schwanz, Keith. The Birth of a Hymn. Kansas City, Missouri: Lillenas Publishing, 1997.

Sheppard, W. J. Limmer. Great Hymns & Their Stories. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: Christian Literature Crusade, 1979.

Showalter, Anthony Johnson. The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers. Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter, 1904.

Smith, Evelyn Munson. Woman in Sacred Song. Chicago, Illinois: Standard Publishing, 1888.

Smith, Florence. Protestant Church Music. Butler, Indiana: The Higley Press, 1944.

Smith, H. Augustine. Lyric Religion: The Romance of Immortal Hymns. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1931.

Smith, Jane Stuart & Betty Carlson. Great Christian Hymn Writers. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1997.

Smith, Nicholas. Songs from the Heart of Women. Chicago, Illinois: A. C. McClurg, 1903.

Soli Dei Gloria Publications. The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts. Morgan, Pennsylvania, 1997.

Stamps, Virgil. Radio Song Album. Dallas, Texas: The Stamps-Baxter Music Co., 1937.

Stephenson, H. W. Unitarian Hymn Writers. London: The Lindsey Press, 1931.

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Stulken, Marilyn Kay. Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Fortress Press, 1981.

Sutherland, Allan. Famous Hymns of the World. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1905.

Taylor, Gordon. Companion to the Song Book of the Salvation Army. St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: The Campfield Press, 1989.

Telford, John. The Methodist Hymn-Book Illustrated. London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1906, 1909, 1922, 1924.

Tillett, Wilbur F. & Charles S. Nutter. The Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church. Nashville, Tennessee: Smith & Lamar, 1915.

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Warren, Gwendolin Sims. Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

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Whittle, Daniel Webster, editor. Memoirs of Philip P. Bliss. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1877.

Wright, Thomas. The Lives of British Hymn-Writers, volume II, Augustus M. Toplady and Contemporary Hymn-Writers. London: Farncombe & Son, 1911.

———. The Lives of British Hymn-Writers, volume III, Isaac Watts and Contemporary Hymn-Writers. London: C. J. Farncombe & Sons, Ltd., 1914.

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