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The English HymnA Critical and Historical Study$

J. R. Watson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019827002X.001.0001

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Primary Sources

The following list indicates the texts which I have used for individual authors. For the general discussion of hymns I have used the texts in Hymns & Psalms (London, 1983) except where indicated.

This is not, of course, a complete bibliography of hymnody. It includes only those books which I have seen and/or discussed in the present study.

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Alexander, Cecil Frances: see Humphreys.

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—— Four Centuries of Select Hymns (London, 1668).

—— Six Centuries of Select Hymns (London, 1688).

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(p.534) Brontë, Anne, The Poems of Anne Brontë, ed. Edward Chitham (London, 1979).

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Bunyan, John, John Bunyan: The Poems, ed. Graham Midgley (Oxford, 1980).

Cadogan, W. B., Psalms and Hymns, Collected by the late W. B. Cadogan, M. A. (Reading, 1824).

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Caswall, Edward, Lyra Catholica (London, 1849).

—— Hymns and Poems, Original and Translated (London, 1908).

Chandler, John, The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated, and Arranged (London, 1837).

The Christian Psalmist, by several clergymen (Liverpool, 1837).

The Clarendon Hymn Book (Oxford, 1936).

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Conder, Josiah, The Congregational Hymn Book: A Supplement to Dr Watts's Psalms and Hymns (London, 1836).

Cosin, John, A Collection of Private Devotions, ed. P. G. Stanwood and Daniel O'Connor (Oxford, 1967).

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Cowper, William, The Letters and Prose Writings of William Cowper, ed. James King and Charles Ryskamp (Oxford, 1979).

—— Olney Hymns (London, 1779).

Crossman, Samuel, The Young Man's Meditation (London, 1664) [fac. repr., 1863].

Dearmer, Percy, et al., Songs of Praise (London, 1926; rev. and enlarged edn., 1932).

Dix, William Chatterton, Altar Songs (Bristol, 1867).

—— A Vision of All Saints (London, 1871).

Doddridge, Philip, Hymns founded on various texts in the Holy Scriptures, by the late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D.D., ed. Job Orton (Salop, 1755).

—— The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul (London, 1745).

—— The Works of the Rev. Philip Doddridge, D.D. (Leeds, 1802).

Donne, John, The Complete English Poems of John Donne, ed. C. A. Patrides (London, 1985).

Ellerton, John, Hymns, Original and Translated (London, 1888).

Ellerton, John, W. W. How, and Berdmore Compton, Church Hymns (London, 1871; music edn., ed. Arthur Sullivan, 1874).

Elliott, Charlotte, Hours of Sorrow Cheered and Comforted (London, 1836).

—— Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week (London, 1842).

The English Hymnal (Oxford and London, 1906; rev. edn., 1933).

Faber, Frederick William, Jesus and Mary; or, Catholic Hymns for Singing and Reading (London, 1849; 2nd edn., 1852).

—— Hymns (rev. edn., London, 1861).

Fox, W. J., Hymns and Anthems (Finsbury, 1841).

Gadsby, William, Gadsby's Hymns, ed. J. Gadsby (London, 1882).

Gibbons, Thomas, Hymns adapted to Divine Worship (London, 1769).

(p.535) Gill, P., A Church Hymn Book; being a Collection of Psalms and Hymns, chiefly designed for Public Worship (2nd edn., London, 1820).

Greenwell, Dora, Essays (London and New York, 1866).

—— Poems (London, 1867).

—— Carmina Crucis (London, 1869).

—— The Patience of Hope (London, 1900).

Hall, W. J., and E. Osler, Psalms and Hymns adapted to the Services of the Church of England (‘The Mitre Hymn‐Book’) (London, 1836).

Heber, Reginald, Hymns, written and adapted to the Weekly Services of the Church (London, 1828).

Herbert, George, The Works of George Herbert, ed. F. E. Hutchinson (Oxford, 1941).

Hook, W. F., The Church School Hymn Book (Leeds, 1850).

Horder, W. Garrett, The Treasury of American Sacred Song (London, 1896).

How, William Walsham, Pastor in Parochia (London, 1868).

—— Poems (London, 1886).

Hoyle, William, Hoyle's Hymns and Songs for Temperance Societies and Bands of Hope (London and Manchester, 1869).

Humphreys, Cecil F., Hymns for Little Children (London, 1848).

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Johnson, Samuel, and Samuel Longfellow, A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (Boston, 1846).

—— Hymns of the Spirit (Boston, 1864).

Keach, Benjamin, War with the Devil (London, 1673).

—— Tropologia, A Key to Open Scripture Metaphors (London, 1681).

—— Travels of True Godliness (London, 1683).

—— The Breach Repair'd in God's Worship (London, 1691).

—— The Banquetting‐House, or, A Feast of Fat Things (London, 1692).

Keble, John, The Christian Year (London, 1827).

—— Lyra Innocentium (London, 1845).

—— Miscellaneous Poems by the Rev J. Keble, M.A., ed. George Moberly (London, 1869).

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—— Miscellaneous Poems (London, 1868).

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Martineau, James, Hymns for the Christian Church and Home (London, 1840).

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—— A Little Catechism (London, 1692).

Massie, Richard, Lyra Domestica (London, 1860).

—— Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs (London, 1854).

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(p.536) Merrick, James, The Psalms, Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse (London, 1765).

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Neale, J. M., Hymns for the Sick (London, 1843).

—— A Short Commentary on the Hymnal Noted, from Ancient Sources, Intended Chiefly for the Use of the Poor (London, 1852).

—— Carols for Christmastide (London, 1853).

—— Carols for Eastertide (London, 1854).

—— Hymns of the Eastern Church (London, 1862).

—— Hymns, Chiefly Medieval, on the Joys and Glories of Paradise (London, 1865).

Newman, John Henry, Hymni Ecclesiae, e Breviario Parisiensi (Oxford, 1838).

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Newton, John, and William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London, 1779).

The One Book of Psalms and Hymns (London, 1849).

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The Public School Hymn Book (rev. edn., London, 1949).

Ray, John Mead (ed.), A Collection of Hymns, from various authors, intended as a Supplement to Dr Watts's ‘Psalms and Hymns’ (Sudbury, 1816).

Reed, Andrew, A Supplement to Dr Watts's ‘Psalms and Hymns’ (London, 1817) [later The Portland Chapel Hymn‐Book, 1842].

Rees, John (ed.), A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, from Evangelical Authors; including many originals (London, 1823).

Rippon, John, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended as an Appendix to Dr Watts's ‘Psalms and Hymns’ (London, 1787).

Rous, Francis, The Psalmes of David (London, 1643).

Sankey, Ira D., Sacred Songs and Solos (London, 1874).

—— Sacred Songs and Solos (rev. and enlarged edn., London, 1921).

A Selection of Hymns . . . Intended as a Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts, for the Use of The Protestant Dissenting Congregations in the Independent Order in Leeds (1822).

Sigourney, Lydia Huntley, The Poetical Works (London, 1854).

—— The Faded Hope (London, 1852).

Smart, Christopher, The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart, ii. Religious Poetry 1763–1771, ed. Marcus Walsh and Karina Williamson (Oxford, 1983).

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(p.537) Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, Our Own Hymn Book (London, 1866).

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Stennett, Joseph, Hymns in Commemoration of the Sufferings of . . . Jesus Christ, Compos'd for the Celebration of His Holy Supper (London, 1697).

—— A New Version of the Psalms (London, 1720).

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—— The Improvement of the Mind (London, 1741).

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—— Hymns on the Lord's Supper (London, 1745) [facsimile, ed. Geoffrey Wainwright, the Charles Wesley Society (Madison, NJ, 1995)].

—— and Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems (London, 1739).

—— —— A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (London, 1780);

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(p.538) Williams, Isaac, The Cathedral, or the Catholic and Apostolic Church in England (London, 1838).

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—— Lyra Germanica, Second Series (London, 1858).

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—— Hymnes and Songs of the Church (London, 1623).

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