Excerpt from The Story of the Tunes To help the leader of such meetings to make the service effective for good seemed to the author a useful work. In prosecuting it he has had the friendship of some of the most popular and intelligent writers of church music and gospel hymns. That the volume may prove helpful both in the Praise Service and the Christian home, is the author's earnest desire. He could t include the history of all popular hymn-tunes, but only that of such as seem to best meet the present experience of the church and the wants of private devotion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.