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The English hymn : its development and use in worship

Author: Louis F Benson
Publisher: Richmond, Virginia : John Knox Press, 1962.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Benson, Louis F. (Louis FitzGerald), 1855-1930.
English hymn: its development and use in worship.
Richmond, John Knox Press [1962, c1915]
(OCoLC)634708722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis F Benson
OCLC Number: 384715
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Hodder & Stoughton : George H. Doran Company, ©1915.
Description: 624 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: The evolution of the English hymn. Introductory : psalmody and hymnody ; The hymns appended to the metrical psalters (1561-1635) not the nucleus of an English hymnody ; The promise of an English hymnody by translating the old Latin church hymns (1538-1559) fails ; The evolution of the English hymn from devotional poetry --
The liturgical use of English hymns. The denominational divisions of church song at the Restoration (1660) ; John Playford leads a movement to introduce hymn singing in the reestablished church (1671-1708) ; Richard Baxter leads a movement to introduce hymns among the ejected Presbyterians (1661-1708) ; The attitude of the Separatists --
Doctor Watts' "Renovation of psalmody." His proposal of an evangelical "system of praise" (1707) ; His fulfilment : "Watts's psalms and hymns" ; His success : the era of Watts ; His success : the era of Watts in America ; His influence upon the English hymn ; His influence upon hymn writing : the school of Watts ; His influence upon hymn singing --
The hymnody of the Methodist revival. Its antecedents and beginnings (1721-1738) ; The Methodist hymnody (1739-1904) ; The Methodist singing ; The part of the Wesleys in the development of the English hymn ; The Wesleyan hymns in the church at large ; The Moravian hymnody ; Deflexions of Methodist song after Wesley's death ; The hymnody of American Methodism ; Diverging currents of American Methodist hymnody --
The hymnody of the evangelical revival. In Whitefield's circle (1741-1770) ; In Lady Huntingdon's connexion (1764-1865) ; Some by-streams of the hymnody (1748-1808) ; In the Church of England (1760-1819) --
The evangelical hymnody in America. Its adoption delayed by various causes ; Its use by the Baptists ; Making its way into Congregational and Presbyterian churches. The era of revival (1790-1832) : "village hymns" ; The era of compromise (1828-1857) : "psalms and hymns" ; Hymn singing in the Protestant Episcopal church ; English hymns in the Reformed Dutch church (1767-1868) ; English hymns in the German Reformed church (1800-1858) ; English hymns in the Lutheran church (1756-1859) ; Diverse currents of hymnody --
The hymnody of the romantic movement. The literary hymn ; Reginald Heber's romantic hymnal (1827) ; The literary movement in England ; The literary movement in America ; The enrichment of Congregationalist and Presbyterian hymnody is left to private enterprise ; Other denominations follow the Unitarian lead ; The offset : the "gospel hymn" (1851 to date) --
The hymnody of the Oxford revival. It dominates the Church of England ; Oxford influences on the hymnody of English dissent ; Oxford influences in Scotland and Ireland : Presbyterian hymn singing ; Oxford influences on American hymnody --
Twentieth century hymnody. The influences that have moulded it ; How far affected by modern evangelism ; Its more exacting literary standard ; Its reversion to a motive more strictly devotional ; Its theology ; The hymnody of social democracy.
Responsibility: by Louis F. Benson.

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