Church Army Mission Hymn Book

The Church Army Mission Hymn Book. This was published in Britain ca. 1960 (no date is given, and there is no indication in the very brief preface). The front cover is embossed with the Church Army shield, a crown and crossed swords, and the words ‘Fight the good fight’. The book contained 133 hymns, arranged alphabetically, from ‘All hail the power of Jesu's name’* to ‘Yield not to temptation’*. Unusually for a British hymnbook, the words are printed between the staves. As might be expected, the contents do not seek to avoid military images: hymns such as ‘Onward, Christian soldiers’* and ‘Take up the battle-cry all along the line’ by Carrie Breck*, are accompanied by others, such as: Once...

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