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THE

HYMNS AND HYMN WRITERS

OF THE CHURCH

NOTE.-The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, have adopted

a Common Order of Worship as given below.

[PARTS IN BRACKETS MAY BE USED OR OMITTED.] Let all our services begin exactly at the time appointed, and let all our

people kneel in silent prayer on entering the sanctuary. [1. VOLUNTARY, instrumental or vocal. ] II. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,

the people standing. [III. THE APOSTLES' CREED, recited by all, still standing.)

I by the

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. IV. PRAYER, concluding with the Lord's Prayer, repeated audibly by

all, both minister and people kneeling. [V. ANTHEM OR VOLUNTARY.] VI. LESSON FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,

which, if from the Psalms, may be read responsively.* (VII. THE GLORIA PATRI.]

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VIII. LESSON FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT.
IX. NOTICES, FOLLOWED BY COLLECTION;

during or after which an offertory may be rendered. X. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,

the people standing. XI. THE SERMON. XII. PRAYER, the people kneeling. + XIII. SINGING FROM THE COMMON HYMNAL,

the people standing I XIV. DOXOLOGY AND THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION

(2 Cor. 13. 14).

In the afternoon or evening the Lesson from the Old Testament may be omitted.

order of prayer and singing after sermon may Se reversed. invitation to come to Clirist or to unite with the Church should be given when this hymn is announced.

THE

Hymns and Hymn Writers

OF

THE CHURCH

AN ANNOTATED EDITION

OF

The Methodist Hymnal

BY

CHARLES S. NUTTER, D.D.
AUTHOR OF "HYMN STUDIES," "HISTORIC HYMNISTS," ETC.

AND

WILBUR F. TILLETT, D.D., LL.D.

DEAN OF THE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
AUTHOR OF “OUR HYMNS AND THEIR AUTHORS,” “STUDIES IN CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE,” ETC.

NEW YORK: EATON & MAINS
CINCINNATI: JENNINGS & GRAHAM NASHVILLE: Smith & LAMAR

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DEDICATION

TO

THE MINISTRY AND MEMBERSHIP

OF

THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

AXD

THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH

IN THE HOPE AND WITH THE PRAYER THAT THEY MAY BE ONE

toate

NOT ONLY IN THE SONGS THEY SING BUT IN ALL THINGS ELSE

THAT TEND TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN FRATERNITY
AND INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN FULFILLING
THE WIDENING MISSION OF METHODISM IN

THE EVANGELIZATION OF THE WORLD,

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