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THE PEOPLE'S PRAISE BOOK

OR

Carmina Sanctorum, Baptist Edition

WITH TUNES

EDITED BY

HENRY M. SANDERS AND GEORGE C. LORIMER

WITH THE EDITORS OF THE CARMINA

COPYRIGHT 1889, BY

A. S. BARNES & CO.

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO

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PREFACE.

While the multiplication of Hymn Books is sometimes deplored, we believe that it is in reality a blessing to our churches. It indicates an increasing interest in congregational singing, and a demand for new and improved means by which it can be promoted.

This "Praise Book” while avowedly an adaptation of the “Carmina Sanctorum" for Baptist churches, is something more than an edition of that work with a few inappropriate hymns omitted, and a few of a denominational character introduced. While the denominational feature has received the most careful attention, a large number of sacred songs fragrant with precious memories to our people have been added. An effort has likewise been made to unite with the stately hymnology of the past the more popular hymns of our times, thus supplying a collection fitted not only for Sabbath-day worship, but for prayer meetings, revival seasons and evangelistic services, which have now become so generally in our churches a regular feature of worship and

work.

Such as "The Peoples' Praise Book” is, it is reverently laid at the feet of Christ wit the hope that it may incline multitudes in the churches of our faith to adore Him in the ministry of sacred song “making melody in their hearts to the Lord.”

HENRY M. SANDERS.
GEORGE C. LORIMER.

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