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America, it is said, is the only country where the music in divine worship is committed exclusively to two men, two women, and an organist in the gallery. The rector of each church should insist upon the con�gregation taking part in the music. He should adopt a book, drill the congregation in simple hymns and chants, and have the choir lead the singing, instead of monopolizing it. If thi3 were done, there would Boon be a great change in the character of church music, and the Psalmist's injunction would be carried
out," Let all the people praise thee, O God." Ther» should also be musical instruction in the divinity schools; a little time might profitably be taken from the Calvinistic and Arminian controversy, and like theological subtleties, and given to teaching the can�didate for holy orders how to read, how to preach, and how to sing. Music is among the most power�ful of religious influences, and, in the past and pres�ent, has done much to carry forward all great relig�ious movements by heartily rousing the multitude.
Allegro maestoso.
Adam Gbtbbl. John J. Hood, by per.
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