Treasury of Best-Loved Hymns

Treasury of Best-Loved Hymns

by Daniel A. Poling, James Daugherty (Illustrator)
©1942, Item: 88004
Hardcover, 96 pages
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For beauty and dignity, this splendid volume is unsurpassed among collections of divine song. It contains the favorite hymns of the American people, together with their stories, told by a great religious leader, and beautiful designs by a great artist. The hymns included have been selected from those most universally popular among all Christian denominations.

Few persons indeed know who wrote the words of their favorite hymns, who the music, and under what circumstances. Here, in simple, inspiring prose, the human stories behind each hymn are related by Daniel A. Poling. They will give you a new understanding and appreciation of the songs you love so well. Dr. Poling is well known as president of the International Society of Christian Endeavor, editor-in-chief of the Christian Herald, pastor of the Baptist Temple of Philadelphia, and author of many fine religious books.

The dramatic designs which accompany the hymns are by James H. Daugherty, one of America's most famous artists. Mr. Daugherty's pictures—they might better be called visions—catch in reverent line and magnificent color the spirit of the hymns, and in themselves make a valuable possession.

The music is that of the piano. Where more than one tune is associated with a hymn, the most familiar one has been chosen.

No effort has been spared to make A Treasury of Best-Loved Hymns a book that everyone, young and old—whether he be a church-goer, clergyman, Sunday School student, or lover of beautiful pictures and music—will find a well of enduring inspiration and enjoyment. It is an ideal gift book, one that will meet with a ready welcome everywhere.

from the dust jacket


  1. The Old Rugged Cross
  2. I Love to Tell the Story
  3. Holy, Holy, Holy
  4. Abide with Me
  5. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  6. America the Beautiful
  7. I'm a Child of the King
  8. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  9. Lead, Kindly Light
  10. Nearer, My God, to Thee
  11. Faith of Our Fathers
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  13. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
  14. I Need Thee Every Hour
  15. Just As I Am
  16. How Firm a Foundation
  17. Onward, Christian Soldiers
  18. O Master Let Me Walk with Thee
  19. He Leadeth Me
  20. Now the Day is Over
  21. Crown Him With Many Crowns
  22. Silent Night, Holy Night
  23. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  24. Fairest Lord Jesus
  25. Rock of Ages
  26. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  27. Sun of My Soul
  28. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  29. Come, Thou Almighty King
  30. Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
  31. Battle Hymn of the Republic
  32. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  33. A Mighty Fortress is Our God


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