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Sacred Songs and Solos

Sacred Songs and Solos. This is the name given to a collection compiled ca. 1873 by the evangelist-musician team of Dwight L. Moody* and Ira D. Sankey* for use in England during their first revivals abroad. The hymnal ultimately grew into a bestselling volume of 1,200 hymns that remains in print today. Sankey notes in his autobiography that he brought along his pump organ and a scrapbook of gospel songs by American revival musicians Philip P. Bliss*, Philip Phillips* and others that he had been using effectively in evangelistic services at home. He initially adapted Phillips’s Hallowed Songs (1866), already in circulation in England, for his use at these meetings. Louis F. Benson* (1915, p...

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