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THE

HYMNS OF PROGRESS:

BEING A COMPILATION,

ORIGINAL AND SELECT,

OF

HYMNS, SONGS, AND READINGS,

DESIGNED

TO MEET A PART OF THE PROGRESSIVE WANTS OF
THE AGE IN CHURCH, GROVE, HALL,

LYCEUM, AND SCHOOL.

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Entered according Act of Congress in the year 1884,

BY LEVI K. COONLEY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of

Massachusetts.

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REASONS FOR PUBLISHING THE

HYMNS OF PROGRESS."

This little aid to melody is offered to the public at this time to supply, in part, a want, and not as a claim for lit

erary merit.

In travelling for the last seven years in various sections of our country, and attending Progressive Meetings, the want of more general singing to produce a oneness of feeling has been very apparent. When offering, in such places, the works having the music attached, the reply often comes, “We are not acquainted with music; give us a book of Hymns and Songs without music, adapted to tamiliar tunes and well-known metres, of convenient size and comparatively low in price, and we should like it better.” On the other hand, many of the Leaders of Choirs say they prefer the words separate from the music, and in large-sized type ; that they choose to select for themselves the music adapted to the words to be used ; that very frequently the words to be sung, as they wish, are in one part of the book and the music in another, so that two books become necessary.

This work is issued to meet, in part, these deficiencies.

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