Beautiful 1849 Gold Decorated Methodist Hymn Book. Full of great hymns by John and Charles Wesley. 1148 great hymns, index of hymns, texts, verses, subjects, and an index of tunes in the Church Singer. Im sure youll agree that this unique hymnal is in Good condition for its 171 years.
Leather cover is in excellent condition. It has beautiful gold embossing.
The pages are tipped in gold which. The pictures are part of the description. The binding is good and solid, all pages are firmly attached.No writing, bright clean pages. This historic hymnal was printed during a rapid expansion of the American frontier. The Methodist Church responded to the need of the pioneers moving westward by printing hymnals which could be packed with the other possessions carried by the settlers. These hymnals were often the only song books when frontier churches were established. There are words and not music staffs because so many of the worshipping places had no musical instruments. The hymns are uniquely noted with the meter number. This indication reminded people that many of our greatly loved hymns can be sung to other familiar tunes.
For example O For A Thousand Tongues. Is a Common Meter song. But it can also be sung to the tune of Amazing Grace. In 1849, Texas was very much a frontier. With Comanche raids and outlaw problems.Five years earlier, the Methodist Episcopal Church has split over the issue of slavery. The year this fine hymnal was published. The gold rush began in California and the U.
Polk died as did Edgar Allen Poe. This antique hymnal would make a great gift to someone who enjoys singing or a choir director or a pastor or anyone special. Please enjoy all the pictures and ask any questions. The item "1849 Methodist Hymnal, Beautiful Gold Engraving, John and Charles Wesley #38" is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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