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English Hymnal

English Hymnal (1906; new edition, 1933). The English Hymnal (EH) of 1906 (new edition, 1933) was a remarkable landmark in English hymnody. Its bright green covers, though initially associated with the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England, found their way into places of much broader churchmanship and the book influenced congregational hymn-singing and the contents of other hymn books throughout the 20th century. By the end of the 19th century, the resources for hymn singing in the Church of England were found in a number of hymnbooks, but there were voices raised in complaint about them. A writer in the Quarterly Review (July 1892) expressed his disappointment at the current...

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