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Hymnology Collection (4 vols.)
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Overview

Want to know more about hymns and their composers? John Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology contains background on every hymn and composer up to the beginning of the twentieth century. Though it was published more than 100 years ago, no book has come along since that compares with it in depth and breadth. It is still the standard reference work for hymn lovers. Hall’s Biography of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers includes longer articles on 76 hymn writers over 100 years. Nutter and Tillet’s The Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church is an annotated version of the Methodist Hymnal. It gives background information for each hymn and biographical information on the composer.

The Hymnology Collection allows you to access the 1,600-plus pages of Julian’s work with a click. Supplement Julian’s biographies with Hall’s by pulling them up side by side. Scripture references link with the rest of your library, allowing you to see the scriptural foundation of any hymn. Near-instant search results allow you to jump right to a certain hymn or composer.

Key Features

  • Both volumes of John Julian’s seminal Dictionary of Hymnology
  • In-depth index
  • Appendixes with additional articles and updated information
  • Full-page photographs of hymn writers
  • Complete hymn lyrics from the Methodist hymnal

Individual Titles

Dictionary of Hymnology, vol. 1

  • Author: John Julian
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Dover
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 874

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Dictionary of Hymnology contains entries on all subjects connected with hymns and hymnology. It includes biographical entries on hymn authors and editors, as well as information on specific hymns. Volume one contains entries A through O.

This dictionary is the most important work ever published in English hymnology. It is a truly monumental work, and to it all who now study or write in the department of hymnology must go for information not to be found in any other volume.

—Charles S. Nutter

John Julian (1839–1913) was born in St. Agnes, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. Julian earned an MA from Durham University, a DD from Lambeth, and an LLD from Howard University. Julian was the vicar of the Wincobank and Topcliffe parishes in York. He also wrote Concerning Hymns, History of the Use of Hymns in Public Worship, and Their Proper Characteristics, and Carols, Ancient and Modern.

Dictionary of Hymnology, vol. 2

  • Author: John Julian
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Dover
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 895

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Dictionary of Hymnology contains entries on all subjects connected with hymns and hymnology. It includes biographical entries on hymn authors and editors, as well as information on specific hymns. Volume two contains entries P through Z and appendixes to both volumes.

This dictionary is the most important work ever published in English hymnology. It is a truly monumental work, and to it all who now study or write in the department of hymnology must go for information not to be found in any other volume.

—Charles S. Nutter

John Julian (1839–1913) was born in St. Agnes, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. Julian earned an MA from Durham University, a DD from Lambeth, and an LLD from Howard University. Julian was the vicar of the Wincobank and Topcliffe parishes in York. He also wrote Concerning Hymns, History of the Use of Hymns in Public Worship, and Their Proper Characteristics, and Carols, Ancient and Modern.

Biography of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers

  • Author: J. H. Hall
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Co.
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 419

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Biography of Gospel Song and Hymn Writers includes biographies for 76 hymn writers. The book is organized in chronological order, beginning with Lowell Mason and ending with Robert Harkness. Each biography is accompanied by a picture of the subject.

Jacob Henry Hall (1855–1941) was born on a farm near Harrisonburg, Virginia. He attended a number of singing schools as a boy and eventually attended the Normal Music School in New Market, Virginia. He went on to lead a number of singing schools and was principal of the National Normal School of Music. Hall also wrote and composed Hall’s Songs of Home, The Star of Bethlehem, and Hall’s Quartettes for Men.

The Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church

  • Authors: Charles S. Nutter and Wilbur F. Tillett
  • Publisher: Eaton & Mains
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 599

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The Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church is an annotated version of the complete Methodist Hymnal. It includes full text for each hymn, followed by an account of the hymn’s background. There is also a section including biographical information for all the composers and a bibliography of suggestions for further reading.

Charles S. Nutter (1842–1928) attended the Boston School of Theology, graduating in 1871. Nutter was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, a hymn writer and a hymnal collector.

Wilbur F. Tillett (1854–1936) was born in Henderson, North Carolina. He earned a DD from Randolph-Macon College in 1877, and AM from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1879 and an LLD from Southwestern University in 1903. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South and professor of systematic theology at Vanderbilt University, where he also served as dean of the faculty of theology and vice-chancellor.

Product Details

  • Title: Hymnology Collection
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 2,787