ARRANGED IN ORDER FOR THE
PRINCIPAL FESTIVALS, FEASTS OF SAINTS,
AND OTHER OCCASIONS OF DEVOTION
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
BURNS AND LAMBERT.
DUBLIN: J, DUFFY, 7 WELLINGTON QUAY
DERBY: RICHARDSON AND SON.
The hymns and other poems contained in this collection are, with bat few exceptions, the production of living Catholic authors, and a large proportion of them has never before been published. The remaining poems have been selected from different Catholic Hymn-books in use in the dioceses of the United States of America. All of these have been carefully revised, and in some instances cast into an almost entirely new form. One or two well-known hymns of Father Faber have, with the author's permission, been varied slightly, for the sake of the tune, from the original text. The hymns for "The Assumption," "May Jesus Christ be praised!" "Divine Grace," "The Last Farewell," come from the pen of the Rev. Father Caswall, and have never before been printed. They are taken from a manuscript volume of similar poems, and may justly become an occasion, of expressing the hope that their respected author will not long withhold it from the public. The editors also feel a pleasure in being allowed to add, that the poems and this and the succeeding collection (No. II.) signed "Sister M. J." in the table of contents, are due to the talent and piety of a member of the Convent of Sisters of Mercy in Charlesville.
The directions with reference to singing are given in the preface to the volume of Music, in which each piece will be found, adapted to an easy and appropriate melody; and in the conclusion of their work, the Editors beg to return their thanks to many other contributors, to whose kind co-operation in different ways they have been indebted for its completion.
The Music of the Hymns in a quarto volume, price 2s. 6d.
N.B. All the poems of this collection, without exception, are copyright in the form in which they now appear.