Scottish Book of Praise

Scottish Book of Praise (1876). The Scottish Book of Praise (SBP) was published in 1876, principally for the fashionable Park Church in the West End of Glasgow. It was a decade at the beginning of which the Scottish Hymnal (SH) (Established Church of Scotland) had appeared, and the co-incidence is defended in the minister’s Preface: ‘When the Psalm-book and Hymnal of the Church of Scotland were promised, the Committee for a time suspended their labour, in the hope that these works would meet all the requirements which had led to the preparation of the Book … But in spite of the undeniable excellence of the publications which have received the sanction of the General Assembly, there were...

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