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  • He preached before a packed barrack room and, although there were no hymn-books, the singing was enthusiastic.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • Apparently there's a group called the Traditional Anglican Communion, with various parishes in Britain and the USA...it conjures up agreeable visions of dear tweed-jacketed clergymen with families of Trollopian fecundity, and wives slicing up Victoria sponge sandwiches in damp marquees at rainy summer fetes, and people singing from old-fashioned hymn-books at gentle Evesongs.

    News that Traditional Anglicans...

  • The website will go live on 14th January and will feature three bestselling hymn-books; Mission Praise, Junior Praise and Carol Praise and also has a chart of the top ten most popular songs.

    Hymns on line

  • The website will go live on 14th January and will feature three bestselling hymn-books; Mission Praise, Junior Praise and Carol Praise and also has a chart of the top ten most popular songs.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Some of these compositions which now lie before me, with their repetitions of lines, half-lines, and half-words, their fugues and their intermediate symphonies, are good singing still, though they would hardly be admitted into such hymn-books as are popular in the churches of fashionable society at the present time.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • While the deacons were discussing the purchase of new pews or hymn-books with his father, he was coaxing kisses from their daughters in the choir room closet, where the robes were stored.

    Ricochet

  • Our hymn-books resound with a melodious cursing of God and enduring Him forever.

    Walden

  • The other women took to their Bibles and hymn-books, and looked as sour as verjuice over their reading — a result, which I have observed, in my sphere of life, to follow generally on the performance of acts of piety at unaccustomed periods of the day.

    The Moonstone

  • So I attended morning and evening service, hollering hosannas and nodding stern approval while her drone of a husband sermonised about temptation and the snares that Satan spreads (about which he didn't know the first dam 'thing), and gallantly helping her to gather up the hymn-books afterwards.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • So I attended morning and evening service, hollering hosannas and nodding stern approval while her drone of a husband sermonised about temptation and the snares that Satan spreads (about which he didn't know the first dam 'thing), and gallantly helping her to gather up the hymn-books afterwards.

    Flashman and the Dragon

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