This classic hymnal developed by the Stamps-Baxter publishing company and released in 1956 remained as one of the top 10 music books sold for many years and continues to be one of the most popular hymnals in its class. Featuring old-time gospel standards with choral arrangements typeset in shape note style, this original captures the singing style taught in the Stamps-Baxter music schools.
I grew up using this book in church. When my daughter started taking piano lessons, I wanted to get this book for her to use. I could not find one in any of the music stores in town, so I was so glad to be able to find it online. It has all of the old favorite songs that I grew up singing in church.
I was disappointed in the Hymn book because it is smaller than the normal hymn books I am used to. Some pages appear smudged and very dark while others are clearer but still hard to read because of the small print. The spine is also very stiff and does not open well in order to sing out of the book. I would not recommend this book for anyone that has to wear glasses as this book has very small print.