Here are my completed Hymnals:

Presbyterian 1955 Hymnbook: http://amzn.to/2zSRdpL

Episcopal 1940 Hymnal: http://amzn.to/2DEOl1H 

Broadman 1940 Hymnal:  http://amzn.to/2C1WuwK

Lutheran 1941 Hymnal:  http://amzn.to/2zUmYi2

Methodist 1939 Hymnal:  http://amzn.to/2CfJ1Wq

Pilgrim 1935 Hymnal: http://amzn.to/2DDvbJC

Now Sings My Soul, New Songs for the Lord by: Linda Bonney Olin:  http://amzn.to/2DQ6gUy

Here are my new projects:

Choice Hymns of the Faith 1945 http://amzn.to/2Dx97nA

J S Bach Riemenschneider 371 Harmonized Chorales  http://amzn.to/2DSy5f9

References:

Dictionary of Hymnology:  http://amzn.to/2BxPabk

“During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods’ appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. The debate went on for some time until C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace.””*

John Newton presents an interesting challenge to many in today’s hyper politically correct age. The one thing never extended by mere man to man is grace, that unearned, underserved forgiveness and love which only can come from the font of all grace.

As a young man he worked on various slave ships and at the age of twenty he was captured and became the slave of Princes Peye of the Sherbro people. Even after his rescue he returned to work on slave ships. In time he even owned slaving ships.

Newton had continued in the slave trade long after his conversion. His heart was so hardened, it took many years to soften. Once he left the slave trade, he wrote a pamphlet describing the horrendous conditions on these ships and calling for the abolition of slavery. He spent the remainder of his life fighting for the end of slavery in Great Britain. This work was accomplished a few short months before his death.

As the servant who has been forgiven much best understands the full measure of grace, Newton would return to this theme in much of his writing. His most famous hymn, “Amazing Grace”  stands as a testament to the source of his hope.

*[Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997), 45.]

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds St Peter https://youtu.be/V5K3ynrvylM Alexander R Reinagle
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds St Peter http://youtu.be/VlaWAmI9kek Alexander Reinagle
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Leslie https://youtu.be/GQxO1Pjcv4Y Alfred P Gibbs
How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours Contrast https://youtu.be/RJI_oeRs9gc American melody
I Saw One Hanging on a Tree He Died for Me https://youtu.be/8FACVFQFVeY Baylus B McKinney
Day of Judgement, Day of Wonders St Austin https://youtu.be/F6ElrlrN2Ic Bristol Tune Book
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken Abbot’s Leigh https://youtu.be/mNPlsM14Bik Cyril Taylor
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat Contemplation https://youtu.be/a5QNkYnFbPw F A G Ouskley
In Evil Long I Took Delight Phillips https://youtu.be/e2dvCA_Z6kA F Hunten
One There is Above All Others Godesberg https://youtu.be/VGGyNay-ERw Heinrich Albert
Approach, My Soul, The Mercy Seat Martyrdom https://youtu.be/5Bnq1E_68bs Hugh Wilson
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Holy Cross https://youtu.be/a99a-ctYhlw James C Wade
Amazing Grace , How Sweet the Sound Warwick https://youtu.be/vC4MGXnSwR8 L Stanley
Now May He Who From the Dead Buckland https://youtu.be/ehI6OFPnR3w Leighton G Hayne
How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours De Fleury http://youtu.be/uUUCyN_Zt1I Lewis Edson
On What Has Now Been Sown Lenox https://youtu.be/TbNpl2dI2OU Lewis Edson
Day of Judgement, Day of Wonders Breast https://youtu.be/zEdYt_da7rI Lowell Mason
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Harwell https://youtu.be/123dBLkNQJA Lowell Mason
Safely Through Another Week Sabbath http://youtu.be/fxOQxdqEbHs Lowell Mason
Let Worldly Minds the World Pursue Woodland https://youtu.be/k-Hw8HRuULw Nathaniel D Gould
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare St Prisca https://youtu.be/HO0Iw0nMQyA Richard Redhead
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare St Prisca https://youtu.be/HO0Iw0nMQyA Richard Redhead
The Peace Which God Alone Reveals Zoar https://youtu.be/j4UoanoKZyo Samuel Howard
While With Ceaseless Course the Sun Benevento https://youtu.be/oA59_byvoyI Samuel Webbe
Amazing Grace Arlington http://youtu.be/j12shkzoqwk Thomas A Arne
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Ortonville https://youtu.be/KjHTSzNiQoI Thomas Hastings
Amazing Grace New Brittan http://youtu.be/Tq1qMwpvzZM Virginia Harmony
Though Troubles Assail Us St Denio https://youtu.be/TpWHW5ZF8zQ Welsh Melody
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare Horton https://youtu.be/anH_4_cNEiA Xavier Schnyder von Wartenser