New York, Chicago & New Orleans, A. S. Barnes and Co., (1878). 1st edition (presumed). 128 pp. includes 152 hymns. Sheet music printed throughout. 8-1/4" x 5-3/8". Brown cloth spine over light green printed paper-covered boards. Modest wear to binding (age-toning to edges, rubbing & light soiling). Paper slightly age-toned, previous owner's signature/address and stamp to ffep, stamp to title leaf rfep. Withal a VG example. Item #40274
"I asked my dear brother in the Lord, Rev. Dr. Rankin... who I thought understood my work, and was in full sympathy with it - to prepare a Hymnal for my especial use. He has done so, and here it is. I believe it will be found full of the sweetness and power of the Gospel; and I commend it to all Gospel Temperance workers. In addition to the old prayer meeting hymns of our fathers, it contains some of the most useful Gospel hymns of our own day... Brethren, we are the ransomed of the Lord. Let us go on our way to Zion, with songs and everlasting joy upon our heads. Let us proclaim our Great Captain's praises. Sing, people, sing!"
7 institutional holdings located on OCLC (Columbia, Samford U, Emory, Boston U, Oberlin, Middlebury Coll, United Theol Seminary). Rare in the trade.