The Unitarian Volume 7

The Unitarian Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...great and rare On their lives so young and fair. Simple is the tale, and old; Yet it lives from age to age, And in countless deeds of gold Writes itself in childhood's page. And, how lone and sad soe'er Childhood's lot too oft may seem, None are orphans from Christ's care, --Every child belongs to him. Rev. Chables E. Perkins. Iowa City, la. MUSIC IN SUNDAY-SCHOOL. AN ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE UNITARIAN CONFERENCE AT OLTMPIA, WASH. The value of music as a source of pleasure and inspiration to the individual, the home, and the church, is too fully recognized to call for vindication. Let me, however, offer some practical suggestions from my own experience as to the important question of how to attain the best musical results in Sunday-schools. A Sunday-school missionary used to say that the three requisites of a successful school were Grace, Grit, and Greenbacks. These elements are needed for music; but I have sometimes used in speaking to teachers the human hand as illustration, saying, Let the thumb represent the assembled school, and the four fingers stand for the four requisites to securing good music, (1) Books, (2) Instrument, (3) Leader, and (4) Practice. First, as to books. From the days of Luther, it has been customary throughout Protestant Christendom for children to learn and sing the hymns used by the adults. So for centuries the children have joined with their parents in singing the chorals and historic hymns, like "Adeste fideles" and "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott." The number of hymns used by the Christian Church has been estimated at over 400,000; and what a grand and abiding influence they have had on past generations! This custom had such advantages that after our wide departure therefrom we may well retrace...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766903
  • 9781236766908