John Wesley's Collection of Psalms and Hymns (1737)

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns (CPH, 1737) was the first Anglican hymnal published in Colonial America for use in private and public worship (Evans, no. 4207). It was compiled and published in 1737 at Charles-town [now Charleston], South Carolina, by the missionary-priest, John Wesley*, for use in his ministry to English settlers and others who attended his religious societies in Savannah and Frederica, in the Georgia colony.  The Collection is patterned after resources used by Anglican Religious Societies in their weekday services of song and prayer, which are linked with liturgies in the Book of Common Prayer. Those resources included John Austin*, whose work was used by George Hickes...

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