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COMPILED AND EDITED BY
THE REV. A. G. DODDERIDGE, M.A.
TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
WITH A PREFACE BY
THE RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM
"HOME WORDS" OFFICE, 11 LUDGATE SQUARE
THIS little book has been compiled by one whose labour of love among the young has been long continued and has borne much fruit under our Master's blessing.
It is an attempt, and, as we believe, a successful to provide a compilation of Hymns and Services adapted for use both in the Church and in the Home. A glance at the Index will show that the 276 hymns, here gathered from various sources, are almost all well known, and, for the most part, universal favourites. The collection is a comprehensive one, embracing as it does a fairly complete cycle of Christian faith and worship, together with hymns for special occasions. Three of the Services have been taken wholly, and the others mainly, from the Prayer Book. Appropriate special prayers have been added, where necessary.
We heartily commend these psalms and hymns and spiritual songs " to the Children of the Church, and trust that their use may bring glory to God and blessing to the flock of Christ.
The Epiphany, 1904.
F. J. LIVERPOOL.
J. TAYLOR SMITH, Bp. C.G.
HAPPILY, Services for the Young are so numerous and so varied in the present day, that a book which seeks to combine Hymns and Forms of Service for all Seasons of the Year needs no apology. Though this compilation consists of words only, I have ventured to recommend suitable tunes at the top of each hymn. These tunes can be readily found in the hymn-books that are generally used in Church and Home. The careful testing-and not the mere trying over "of the music is always an advantage: with this aim in view, special attention has been given to the choice of tunes.
The Shortened Forms of Service, taken entirely from the Prayer Book, are so arranged that one of them, together with four hymns and an Address, need not occupy more than fifty minutes. The Service of Intercession for Missions has been drawn
up, in the hope that Workers will encourage the Young to share in the work of carrying out the parting command of our Lord. Have we not yet to learn the power and the value of Children's Intercessions for Missions?
In collecting and editing the hymns, I have endeavoured to ascertain and, with few exceptions, to use the original texts, in order to pay due respect, both to the writers who "have crossed the flood" and to those who are crossing now." I owe also a deep debt of gratitude to those authors whose hymns in this book appear for the first time.