Religion: Hymns for 8,000,000

Seven years ago the Methodist Church appointed a commission to revise its Hymnal, which had been in use since 1905. The commission expanded to 36 members -bishops, ministers, laymen-when the Methodist Church, South accepted an invitation to join and the Methodist Protestant Church begged to be allowed to collaborate too. In their labors the united commission, according to Secretary John William Langdale. "achieved a unity of mind and spirit which may be prophetic of the unification of the three communions" (TIME, Aug. 26). The new Hymnal, now to be official for...

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