Sunday school hymns, USA

Sunday schools were founded in the UK and the USA in the late 18th century to teach reading, and the Bible to children, and others who worked six days a week. The American version of the Sunday school had a significant impact on many aspects of American society, not the least the school’s distinctive song, which was an important laboratory for public and church music education, a leading participant in the dynamic growth, visibility and popularity of music during the century of expansion, and the matrix of gospel songs and hymns. By mid-century Sunday school songs were increasingly sung in revival meetings, prayer meetings, youth meetings, in homes, and in the worship services of some...

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