Episcopal Church, USA, hymnody
[Note: the introductory section is by Raymond F. Glover; the historical section that follows is by Robin Knowles Wallace.]
Among the vast number of persons who came as settlers beginning in 1607 to what is now known as the United States of America were many who brought with them a pattern of worship consistent with the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer, the singing of metrical Psalms from the ‘Old Version’* of Thomas Sternhold* and John Hopkins*, perhaps a few hymns of human composure, and Anglican chant*. However, after the American Revolution and the victory of the colonists, the English 1662 edition of the BCP was no longer acceptable to American Episcopalians...
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