Baptist hymnody, British

Baptists in England were divided into two main groupings until the end of the 19th century: the General Baptists, who were Arminian in theology, and the Particular Baptists, who were Calvinist. These groupings reflected different historical origins, and different theologies and practices, including attitudes to congregational singing. Most churches of both groups formed the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland (now the Baptist Union of Great Britain — BUGB) in the 19th century, though a significant number of Particular Baptist Churches instead formed Strict Baptist Associations and Unions (now known as Grace Baptists). The differences of belief and practice within most churches within...

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