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For more than 25 years past the Editor of Sunny-Side Songs, Dr. W. Howard Doane, has been deeply interested in and actively engaged with the Song Service in the Sunday School.
Dr. Doane's experience as a Sunday School superintendent, as well as a popular composer of sacred music, has given him peculiar advantages in the compilation of a work which children will sing, and which will contribute to the spiritual influence of the singing.
Over two years has been consumed in the preparation of SUNNY-SIDE SONGs, during which time the opportunity has been embraced to test the songs and make sure that each page could be useá with pleasure, gratification and profit by all lovers of Sunday School Songs, old and young, experienced Christian and little child.
The necessity for songs on Praise, Prayer, Faith, Christ, Activity, Sunday School, Repentance, Salvation, Heaven, and kindred subjects, as well as for Missionary, Anniversary, Christmas, Easter and Special Days, has been recognized.
To aid in a hasty examination of the book, and to give a fair idea of the variety and character of the compositions and of the: popular authors and composers who have contributed to SUNNY-SIDE SONGs, attention is directed to the following pages: 7, 17, 25, 31,. 32, 38, 51, 56, 66, 79, 80, 82, 94, 99, 114, 116, 118, 126, 132, 131, 148, 150, 152, 153, 156, 174, 202, 203, 204, 208 and 213.
Acknowledgment is made of valuable contributions by the following well known composers :
Rev. Robert Lowry, Ira D. Sankey, Hubert P. Main, Jno. R. Sweney, Wm. J. Kirkpatrick, Geo. F. Root, W. A. Ogden, H. P. Danks, Theo. E. Perkins, Geo. C. Stebbins, B. C. Unseld, J. R. Murray, Rev. E. S. Lorenz, Theo. F. Seward, D. B. Towner, J. H. Fillmore, Ch. H. Gabriel, J. H. Showalter, W. H. Pontius, D. B. Purinton, C. E. Prior, Rev. C. W. Ray, H. J. Kurzenkuabe.
The Publishers feel justified in recommending this new work as one of the best with which Dr. Doane's name has been associated. This is high praise when it is remembered that Dr. Doane is the author of Pass Me Not," - Rescue the Perishing," " " Safe in the Arms. of Jesus," More Love to Thee, O Christ,” “Saviour More Than Life to Me,” “The Prodigal Child,” “Tell Me the Old, old Story," “Near the Cross,”
" " Precious Name,” “Draw Me Nearer,” “To the Work," "'Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer," and a much larger number of the most useful and precious songs used in religious services. They are confident that careful study will establish the fact, and that SUNNY-SIDE SONGS will prove a blessing to the Sunday Schools of the entire land.
NOTE.-Most of the Hymns and Tunes in this Book are COPYRIGHTED in Great Britain and in the United States. No one will be allowed to print or publish any of them for any purpose whatever without the written permission of the owners of copyright.
THE BIGLOW & MAIN CO., PUBLISHERS.