Commentary, Notes, and Introductions to the 1858 Sabbath Hymn Book: The Musicalized Theology of Popular Belief Just Before the Civil War Volume One

Author: Rogal, Samuel

Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship
The 1858 Sabbath Hymn Book stands as an important and significant historical product of nineteenth-century American hymnody, as well as a by-product of nineteenth-century American Protestant culture, that, outside of the boundaries marked off by a small number of specialists in the field, lies practically forgotten.


“. . . [The Sabbath Hymn Book] demonstrates the existence of the tensions within American congregational song, a competition, of sorts, between the influences of the “classical” hymnodists from outside the United States–the likes of Isaac Watts, Philip Doddridge, Charles Wesley, Reginald Heber, James Montgomery, John Keble, et al–and the attempts by native American hymnodists to anchor their congregational hymnody to the theological needs and liturgical interests of American worshipers.” – Dr. Samuel Rogal, Illinois Valley Community College

Table of Contents

Volume I:
Preface to the 2008 Edition
Introduction to the 1858 Edition
Book 1. Hymns Specifically Appropriate to Various Acts and Times of Worship (Hymns 1-95)
Book 2. Hymns Pertaining to the Being, the Attributes, and the Works of God (Hymns 96-242)
Book 3. Hymns Pertaining to the God-Man (Hymns 243-446)
Book 4. Hymns Pertaining to God the Holy Spirit (Hymns 447-466)