Compiler, though one of privilege and pleasure, is a task beset with everincreasing difficulties ;and in sending out this new and enlarged edition of HYMNS OF CONSECRATION AND FAITH praise must be rendered, first of ail, to Him Who so graciously inclined the hearts of His people to give generous and valuable help in a work at once delicate and difficult. Hearty thanks are due, not only to those whose permission to use beautiful Hymns and Tunes has enriched our volume, but also to those who, by prayer, sympathy, sug gestions, or information, helped on the cause. It was not possible to meet the views and wishes of everyone who wrote ;nor did the space at our command and the special objects of the book admit of our using all that was valuable amongst the material generously offered ;but all was gratefully considered. On the other hand, the omission of a few much-desired favourites is due to the fact that they were practically unobtainable. Early reference must be made to the varied but unfailing kindness of Eugene Stock, Esq., who not only granted ready permission to include valuable Hymns and Tunes, the property of the Church Missionary Hymn Book, including several by the late gifted Miss S. G. Stock, but also obtained permission for the use of others from the same ource. Our Missionary Section owes a heavy debt toM r. Stock and his co-workers in the Church Missionary Society Hymnal. To E. J. Bellerby, Esq., Mus.D oc. ;A. J. Foxwell, Esq. ;C. H. Forrest, Esq. ;H arold Green, Esq. ;and Miss Phyllis Skene, especial thanks are due for abundant help in contributing to the musical part of the collection, many of the Tunes being written expressly for this work. To Dr. Bellerby we are further indebted for a careful revision of the music; a work undertaken freely for Christ ssake., and all the more generous because, in certain cases, his critical taste and knowledge c
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