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Little Old Hymnals

SO- When I find a tiny old hymnal
 in an antique store...
and it is $1,
with a leather cover...
it comes home with me.

A Sunday School Hymn book.
Categories for Hymns might 
be a bit different than today-
-For Persons Convinced of Backsliding.
-For Backsliders Recovered.
Wesley Hymns-
with words of John Wesley from 1779.
There is no copyright in the book.
Simply- "Entered at Stationer's Hall, 
According to Act of Parliament."
John Wesley states- "to be used in all 
our congregations throughout 
Great Britain and Ireland."
to carry with you.
No music notes- just the words-
"to be a crown that fadeth not away."
The places this little book would
have been would be a great story.
The lives it would have known-
Do you like little books?

Wal-Mart carries a new one-
for $30. But, without the cool cover 
and the years of handling.
That's priceless.


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