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CERTIFICATE

Action of the General Convention of 1916

It was voted by both Houses of the General Convention held in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen:

That the New Hymnal, as reported by the Joint Commission on the Revision of the Hymnal be authorized and approved for use in this Church.

That the Commission be continued with authority to perfect the details of its work and to complete, for the benefit of the Church Pension Fund, musical editions of the New Hymnal.

That the publication of the Hymnal be committed to the Trustees of the Church Pension Fund for the benefit of that Fund.

Attest:
George Francis Nelson,
Secretary of the House of Bishops.
Henry Anstice,
Secretary of the House of Deputies.

CERTIFICATE

Action of the General Convention of 1919

It was voted by both Houses of the General Convention, held in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen:

That the Commission on the Hymnal be requested to publish an edition of the words of the New Hymnal without the music, at a small cost.

It was voted by both Houses of the General Convention, held in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen:

Whereas, the New Hymnal was approved and authorized for use by the General Convention of 1916, and

Whereas, an edition with words only has been ordered by the Convention and will be published;

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, the House of Bishops heartily commends the use of the New Hymnal with music score, in order to take advantage of the present popular interest in singing and to promote congregational singing throughout the whole Church.

Attest:
George Francis Nelson,
Secretary of the House of Bishops.
Henry Anstice,
Secretary of the House of Deputies.

CERTIFICATE

It is hereby certified that this edition of the Hymnal having been compared with, and corrected by, the standard book as the General Convention has directed, is permitted to be published accordingly.

On behalf of the Commission empowered to superintend the publication of the Hymnal.

Cortlandt Whitehead, Chairman.
Morris Earle, Secretary.

Rubric from the Book of Common Prayer
HYMNS AND ANTHEMS

Hymns set forth and allowed by the authority of this Church, and Anthems in the words of Holy Scripture or of the Book of Common Prayer, may be sung before and after any Office in this Book, and also before and after Sermons.

CANON 46
Of the Music of the Church

It shall be the duty of every Minister to appoint for use in his Congregation hymns or anthems from those authorized by the Rubric, and, with such assistance as he may see fit to employ from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung in his Church. It shall be his especial duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all irreverence in the performance.

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