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Thread #29443   Message #374430
Posted By: Haruo
14-Jan-01 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: O Come All Ye Faithful
Subject: RE: Help: O Come All Ye Faithful
My 1958 Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America has the Oakeley verses of O Come All Ye Faithful.

It also uses ADESTE FIDELES for How Firm a Foundation (it shares with the 1958 edition of the Pilgrim Hymnal the distinction of being, within my collection, the most recent hymnal to use something other than FOUNDATION for How Firm a Foundation; on the other hand the earliest hymnal I have that does give FOUNDATION is the 1935 Methodist Hymnal). The 1934 Hope and Rodeheaver books (both of which were published in both round- and shape-note editions) in spite of their shapenote awareness (not shared by most denominational hymnal committees until the 1970s) give only ADESTE FIDELES. I would welcome information from British and Commonwealth sources on these issues (especially the tunes - MONTGOMERY, ADESTE FIDELES, FOUNDATION or something else - which specific hymnals use or recommend for How Firm a Foundation).