New Church Hymnal
The New Church Hymnal was a Protestant non-denominational book published in New York and London in 1937. The Editor was H. Augustine Smith*, assisted by three Associate Editors, Edward Shippen Barnes*, Howard Chandler Robbins, and James Dalton Morrison.
The Foreword was a reflection of a certain optimism at the time:
The reviving interest in worship that is evident in Protestantism is consonant with a revival of spiritual living. The need of quickening through worship the inner life, the credos of faith, the care of sick minds, social progress and world friendship is the growing concern of the Church to-day (p.iii).
It reflected a particular age:
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