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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
COMPILED AND EDITED
REV. GEO. W. SHINN, D.D.,
REV. EDWIN COAN, MUS. BAC.
2 & 3 BIBLE HOUSE,
HE main object of this Book is to provide a collection of suitable Services
The materials used are the same as those found in the Book of Common
In selecting and arranging the music, an effort has been made to avoid, on
Although the book has been prepared primarily for Sunday Schools, much
It contains all the music needed for the Canticles, Sentences, Responses, and
1. OPENING SERVICES.
2. CLOSING SERVICES..
3. SERVICES FOR SPECIAL SEASONS....14-22 8. HYMNS.....
4. THE CANTICLES....
5. THE CHORAL USES...
5-11 6. OFFERTORY SENTENCES..
GEO. W. SHINN,
Copyright, 1885, by T. WHITTAKER.
.23-35 9. INDEX OF FIRST LINES, COMPOS-
Electrotyped by SMITH & MCDOUGAL, 82 Beekman St., New York.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE ESTATE OF
MAY 24, 1939
EXPLANATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS.
I. As one aim of the Sunday School is to train the young to habits of devotion, the Opening and Closing Services should be regarded as important features, and therefore should never be conducted in a slovenly manner.
II. Although there is no one usage that can be adopted in all schools, it is found best in some places to have an organ voluntary precede the opening of the school, and then as the Rector, wearing his surplice, enters, teachers and scholars rise, and kneel with him in silent prayer.
III. A Programme should be adopted, and should be known to, or in view of, all. The following may serve as a suggestion :
1.-OPENING SERVICE, lasting from 10 to 15 minutes.
2.-CLASS WORK, 30 to 40 minutes.
3.-GENERAL EXERCISES, including REVIEW OF THE LESSON, CATECHISM, ETC., 10 minutes.
4.-CLOSING SERVICE, 5 minutes.
IV. Occasional rehearsals of music should be appointed before or after school, or on some week day, so that both teachers and scholars may become familiar with the chants and hymns. In some schools where there is the ability, the Opening and Closing Services can be made almost entirely musical, and in most places an occasional musical service will be found very pleasing. Suitable music will be found in the Choral Uses.
V. Announce the service as "Service No. on page Give out the Hymns by numbers and first lines. When a Chant is used, refer to the page. Always give time to find the places. When the book is used in congregations, and where the Church Hymnal is used, give also the Hymnal number of the hymn.
VI. It saves confusion and secures attention if each singer is provided with a copy of the book.
VII. While the hymns noted below are particularly appropriate to certain seasons, their use need not be confined, in all cases, to those seasons. Thus, an Easter Hymn is in place for nearly any Sunday, and so is a Trinity hymn.
Many good hymns like some of those under the headings "Catechism," Baptism," and "Other Holy Days," in the Church Hymnal, are but seldom used, because they are incorrectly supposed to belong to those occasions only. The editors have omitted all division titles in grouping the hymns in this book, and have simply indicated in the lists below what are best for times and seasons.
APPROPRIATE HYMNS FOR CERTAIN SEASONS.
ADVENT, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
CHRISTMAS, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
FUNERALS, 38, 98, 101, 107.
ORDINATIONS AND CONSECRATIONS, 99, 100.
LENT, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, THANKSGIVING, 104, 105,
EASTER, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40.
THE LORD'S DAY, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64,
OTHER HOLY DAYS, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74.
NATIONAL OCCASIONS, 106.
MORNING, 108, 109, 110.
EVENING, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116.
CLOSING SCHOOL, 119, 121, 123, 128, 130, etc.
103, 104, 105, 107, 132, 133, 134, 135,