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PIQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY CHURCH HYMNAL AND SONG BOOK COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Piqua Public Library Church Hymnal and Song Book Collection was first accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections in June 2015.  The first accession was made up of a series of donations sought out by the Library to expand the music collection of the Library which began with the acquisition of the Hance Band Music Collection (MS-235).  The Church Hymnal and Song Book Collection is and will remain an open collection as we seek to acquire materials from Piqua and other area churches.  The collection is open to use by the public however the newer materials (those after 1945) are covered by the copyright laws of the United States.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Piqua Public Library Church Hymnal and Song Book Collection is maintained as a single series of individual books and the books are numbered in the order in which they were acquired.  The single series is identified below.

 

SERIES I:  CHURCH HYMNALS AND SONG BOOKS

 

BOOK INVENTORY

 

SERIES I:  CHURCH HYMNALS

 

Book   1          Gather Comprehensive, GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago, 1994 – Published with the

ecclesiastical approval, Archdioceses of Chicago, September 14, 1994.  Book plate in the front reads as follows:  “GATHER, In Honor of Fr. Angelo Caserta’s 60 Years of Ordination, gift of Piqua Catholic School PTO February 24, 2005.”  This hymnal was used in the worship services of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            2          Ritual Song: A Hymnal and Service Book for Roman Catholics, GIA Publications,

Inc., Chicago, 1996 – Published with the ecclesiastical approval, Archdioceses of Chicago, January 24, 1996.  Book plate in the front reads as follows:   “These hymnals are presented to St. Mary Parish to joyfully praise God through son and prayer,  In memory of Stephen M. & Jane M. Yannucci, 2004.”   This hymnal was used in the worship services of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            3          Church Service Hymns: A superior collection of Hymns and Gospel Songs for every

department of church work.  Compiled by Homer Rodeheaver and George W. Sanville, Music Editor B. D. Ackley,  published by The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co. Sacred Music Publishers, Winona Lake, Indiana, 1948.  Used by Piqua Baptist Church.

 

            4          The American Hymnal: For English Speaking People Everywhere, containing The

Best Loved and Most Commonly Used Old Standard Church Hymns, the Most Popular Gospel Songs and a Wealth of New Songs.  Compiled and Edited by Robert H. Coleman, published by The Broadman Press, Nashville, Tenn. Successor to Robert H. Coleman, Dallas, Texas, 1933.  Used predominately by Southern Baptist Churches, this hymnal was found at the Piqua Baptist Church.  There is no evidence as yet that it was their standard worship hymnal.

 

            5          Favorite Hymns: An All Purpose Songbook.  This hymnal was edited by J. E. Sturgis,

published by The Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1933.  This hymnal was used by the First Reformed Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            6          The Church Hymnal:  The Official Hymnal of the Church of The United Brethren in

Christ.  Prepared by Edmund S. Lorenz under the direction of the Board of Bishops, 1935, Seventh Edition – June 1946.  Copyright 1935 by The Otterbein Press, published by The United Brethren Publishing House, Dayton, Ohio, 1946.  This hymnal was used by the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Piqua, Ohio.

 

            7          The Church Hymnal:  The Official Hymnal of the Church of The United Brethren in

Christ.  Prepared by Edmund S. Lorenz under the direction of the Board of Bishops, 1935, Twelfth Edition – October 1953.  Copyright 1935 by The Otterbein Press, published by The Otterbein Press, Dayton, Ohio, 1953.  This hymnal was used by the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Piqua, Ohio.

 

            8          Precious Hymns:  Embracing the Hymns and Gospel Songs which are pronounced as

the most precious to the largest numbers of Christian people of today.  Also a large number of new songs and choruses which will prove precious.  For Use in All Christian Religious Services.  Compiled and Edited by Robert H. Coleman, published by Robert H. Coleman, Dallas, Texas, 1938.  This hymnal was used by the Piqua Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            9          Treasured Hymns: Especially adapted for use in Sunday-schools, Young People’s

Societies, Brotherhoods, Devotional Meetings, Assemblies of Christian People and in the Home, Second Edition, by R. Frank Lehman, E. O. Excell and Rev. Rufus W. Miller, D.D., The Heidelberg Press, Philadelphia, 1910.  This hymnal used by the Zion Reformed Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            10        Hymns of Glory No. 2, published in both Round and Shape Notes, Hamp Swell,

Publisher, Atlanta, Ga., 1914.  This hymnal was used by the Casstown Baptist Church.

 

            11        Praises for Children, Shape Note Edition, Stamps-Baxter Music, a division of The

Zondervan Corporation, Dallas, Texas, A Choice Book Published conjointly with Stamps-Baxter, Choice Books edition January 1976 – Choice Books are distributed by Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc., Harrisonburg, Virginia.  This book was used as a source of songs for the “God’s Kids” children’s choir of Piqua Baptist Church.

 

            12        The Pilgrim Hymnal, Revised Edition, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, 1935.  This hymnal

was used by the Congregational Christian Church, Piqua, Ohio.  A dedication plate inside the front cover reads as follows:  “This Hymnal presented to the church in memory of Richard S. Sudley by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dudley.”

 

            13        The Pilgrim Hymnal, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, 1958 – thirteenth printing 1966.  This

hymnal was used by the Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, Piqua, Ohio.  A dedication plate inside the front cover reads as follows:  “United Church of Christ, presented by The McMillans & The Remsbuyrgs in Memory of Mrs. Bessie A. Wick.”

 

            14        Hymns for Junior Worship, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1945 – This

hymnal was used by the Congregational Christian Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            15        The Hymnal for Youth, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, copyright by the Westminster

Press, 1941.  This hymnal used by youth groups of the Congregational Christian Church, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            16        The Presbyterian Hymnal:  Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, Westminster/John

Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky, 1990

 

            17        The Presbyterian Hymnal:  Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, Westminster/John

Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky, 1990

 

            18        The Pilgrim Hymnal, Revised Edition, The Pilgrim Press, Boston, 1935.  This hymnal

was used by the First Congregational Christian Church, Troy, Ohio.

 

            19        The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal, C. A. Bowen, D.D. General Editor, The Methodist

Publishing House, Baltimore and other cities, 1938.  This hymnal was part of a donation to the Library by an unidentified patron.  It has not been determined if this hymnal was used locally by a church.

 

            20        The Hymnal of the Reformed Church, prepared by The Hymnal Committee of The

General Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States, The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, Cleveland: Central Publishing House, 1920.  This hymnal was donated by Ms. Chris Hehnel from the estate of Mr. Edgar I. Gerhard and Mrs. Mamie T. Gerhard.

 

            21        Favorite Hymns: An All Purpose Songbook, edited by J. E. Sturgis, The Standard

Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1933.  On the inside of the front cover is the following sticker: “Property of New Antioch Church.”

 

            22        The United Methodist Hymnal:  Book of United Methodist Worship.  Nashville, TN,

 The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989.  This book came from Greene Street United Methodist Church.  It was donated to the church by Laurie Winans Reiser in memory of Jean Winans.

 

            23        Tabernacle Hymns Number Three for the Church and Sunday School.  Chicago:

Tabernacle Publishing Company, 1929.   From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            24        Rainbow Songs for use in Primary, compiled and edited by Charles H. Gabriel. 

Chicago:  The Rodeheaver-Hall-Mack Co., 1916.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            25        Children’s Praise and Worship, compiled and edited by A. L. Byers, with Bessie L.

Byrum and Anna E. Koglin as advisors.  Copyright, 1928, by Gospel Trumpet Company, published Anderson, Indiana: The Warner Press, 1928.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            26        With Heart and Voice, edited by E. S. Lorenz, H. W. Porter, J. S. Fearis.  Dayton,

Ohio:  United Brethren Publishing House, copyright by the Lorens Publishing Co., 1926.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            27        Christian Service Songs, compiled by Homer Rodeheaver, George W. Sanville, Y. P.

Rodeheaver, J. N. Rodeheaver, Irvin H. Mack, music editors B.D. Ackley and C. Austin Miles.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver-Hall-Mack Co., 1939.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            28        The Service Hymnal.  Chicago:  Hope Publishing Company, 1971.  From the Piqua

Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            29        Worship and Service Hymnal.  Chicago:  Hope Publishing Company, 1957, 1969.  

From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            30        Hymns for Praise and Service, compiled by Homer Rodehaver and George W.

Sanville, music editor B. D. Ackley.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company, 1956.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            31        Hymns for Praise and Service, compiled by Homer Rodehaver and George W.

Sanville, music editor B. D. Ackley.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company, 1956.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            32        The Broadman Hymnal, music editor B. B. McKinney.  Nashville, Tennessee: The

Broadman Press, 1940.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            33        Hymns for the Family of God, compiled and edited by an editorial board consisting

of Fred Bock, Bryan Jeffery Leech, William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Ron Huff, Wayne Erickson, Robert MacKenzie and Dorothy Sickal.  Nashville, Tennessee:  Paragon Associates, Inc., 1976.  From the Piqua Baptist Church Records Collection.

 

            34        Sacred Songs, No. 1, compiled and arranged for use in Gospel Meetings, Sunday

Schools, Prayer Meetings and Other Religious Services, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan and George C. Stebbins.  New York: The Biglow & Main Co., 1896.  This hymnal was donated by the Estate of Phyllis McVety.