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"GOOD-WILL TO MEN."

GOOD-WILL SONGS

A COMPILATION OF

HYMNS AND TUNES

ORIGINAL SELECTED AND ARRANGED

FOR PRAISE AND PRAYER MEETINGS

AND

STATED CHURCH SERVICE

« Oh! wed them ever to most noble thought,

So the voice of thy soul,
And thy throat's voice, be brought
To fullness of perfect accord.”

BY
STANFORD MITCHELL

BOSTON
UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE

1883

BV
450

Copyright, 1883,
By The UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE.

mo

PREFACE.

cop. 2 а

The compiler of this book is altogether persuaded of the excellent quali of the Hymns and Tunes it contains. His chief care has been to cullfred the abounding supply, and to discern and choose the best among mo that is good. Every line of each hymn has been read repeatedly, every word considered. Words and music have not been thrown toget when the mechanical requirement of metre was obtained, but hymns tunes have been wedded because of adaptation and fitness. While avo ing the thin and meaningless, caution has been exercised to exclo unnatural, unsingable mysteries, which, therefore, by some are deem classic."

The subtle, indefinable power of some tunes, which, viewed mechanica would be called simple, establishes the rank of such, and assures continuance in favor. Several of the best of the "Gospel Hymns,"

” por larly known as "Moody and Sankey" music, have been inserted, and la expense incurred to obtain permission of copyright owners.

In the preparation of this book, the compiler has had the very valua co-operation of Mrs. Mitchell, whose taste and judgment have been sulted throughout, and to whose musical skill are due several arrangeme herein.

It is believed that the compilation will commend itself to all of Christ Faith, and to all who, clearly or dimly, are possessed of the Christi Hope.

“ We faintly hear, we dimly see,

In differing phrase we pray;
But, dim or clear, we own in Thee

The Light, the Truth, the Way."

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