Onley Hymns in Three Books
Onley Hymns in Three Books
Onley Hymns in Three Books
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Onley Hymns in Three Books

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 COWPER, William, and John NEWTON.

 Printed and sold by W. Oliver ... sold also by J. Buckland ... and J. Johnson ... 1779.

Small 8vo., pp. xxvii, [1], 427, [1], with the half-title;  a very good copy in modern dark brown leather with small chip in crown exposing headband. First edition of one of the most celebrated hymnals in the English language. Olney Hymns, named for the Buckinghamshire village where Cowper lived and his friend John Newton was curate, includes Cowper’s ‘God moves in mysterious ways’, Newton’s ‘Amazing Grace’, and other hymns still used in the Church of England and dissenting congregations.