New College, Edinburgh, Hymnology Collection

New College, Edinburgh, Hymnology Collection New College was founded to serve the Free Church of Scotland at the Disruption of 1843, when ministers, led by David Welsh and Thomas Chalmers but including such figures as Horatius Bonar*, left the Church of Scotland on the grounds that the church was becoming too closely identified with the state, and subject to the right of patronage (see ‘Synod of Relief hymns’*). The buildings of New College, prominent on the Mound on the Edinburgh skyline, were started in 1846. Much of the Free Church was re-united with the Church of Scotland in 1900, but some churches remained independent. The Library of New College contains a substantial hymnology...

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