Title: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Subtitle: Selected 1978
by various authors
£7.50 (UK) - available from STP.
- ISBN-10: 0-901860-53-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-53-8
- Price: £7.50
- Binding: Hardback
- Publication date: 7 June 2018
- Author: Various
- Edition: Enhanced [a Large Print edition is also available]
- Height: 155 mm
- Pages: 456 pages
- BIC Subject heading: HRCL2
- Place of publication: Crewe, England
- Publisher: ScriptureTruth Publications
- Distributor: Scripture Truth Publications
This new edition of the 1978 words-only edition is attractively bound in hardback black or dark blue leather-effect vinyl boards and replaces the previous soft vinyl-bound edition.
Questions are asked from time to time as to the reasons why this particular selection of hymns was chosen. The 1978 preface gives some reasons, but tantalisingly refers to the prefaces in earlier editions for further explanations. Clearly few people today have access to these. Therefore, particularly for the benefit of newcomers to this hymn book, as well as the Preface to the 1978 edition, we have included statements by G. V. Wigram, J. N. Darby and T. H. Reynolds, the editors respectively of its predecessors published under the title of The Little Flock Hymn Book in 1856, 1881 and 1903, which, between them, provide an excellent explanation of the purpose of the hymn book and the reasons for the selection of hymns made.
Errors in capitalization and the metres shown for some hymns have been corrected.
The list of authors has been extensively updated.
A thorough review of the hymn metres has been conducted and a completely new metrical index with useful comments has been provided.
Table of Contents
Preface to this 1978 edition; Preface of 1903; History of the 1856 Hymn Book; Preface of 1881; Index of First Lines of First Verses; Hymns 1 to 500; Names of Authors; Index of First Lines of all Verses except the First; Metrical Index