Superb collection of 22 autograph manuscripts signed of 19th century hymns, each mounted on card, identified at the foot (some slight foxing). The manuscripts form a collection originally made by Charles Wood, later Viscount Halifax (1839-1934), and are made up of his favourite hymns. Nine hymns are accompanied by transcriptions.
Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895, wife of the Bishop of Derry): There is a green hill far away.
Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825-1906, Bishop of Exeter): Peace, perfect peace.
William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898): Come unto Me, ye weary, with a short note on trimmed writing paper.
John Ellerton (1826-1893): Saviour, again to Thy dear Name we raise.
The Reverend Albert Midlane (1825-1909): There's a Friend for little children and Revive Thy work, O Lord.
The Reverend Samuel John Stone (1839-1900): The Church's one Foundation.
Elizabeth Codner (1824-1919, writer of religious books and hymns): Lord, I hear of showers of blessing.
The Reverend Henry (1823-1900): At even ere the sun was set.
George Rawson (1807-1889) Walking with Thee, my God.
William Walsham How (1823-1897, Bishop of Wakefield): O Jesu, Thou art standing.
The Reverend Stopford Brooke (1832-1916, divine and man of letters): When the Lord of Love was here.
The Reverend John Murch Wigner (1844-1911, India Office worker & divine): Come to the Saviour now.
The Reverend Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853, divine): But chiefly you should lift your gaze.
Elizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896, author): Never further than Thy Cross.
James Montgomery (1771-1854, poet): Oh! Life, what is thy breath?
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879, poet): Jesus Only! In the shadow.
The Reverend Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904, poet): I need Thee precious Jesus, for I am full of sin.
Miss A M Hull: He was wounded for our transgressions.
Theodore Monod (b. 1836, pastor of the French Reformed Church in Paris): Oh the bitter shame and sorrow. A printed copy with autograph corrections, signed 'Th. Monod with Christian regards. Aug 19.1901'
Jemima Thompson Luke (1813-1906, writer): I think when I read that sweet story of old.
Anna Letitia Waring (1823-1910): My heart is resting, O my God.
Frances Bevan: Say this word of grace to all. Translated by Mrs Bevan from a hymn by Erdmann Neumeister (1671-1756).
Anne R Cousin (1824-1906, poet): The sands of time are sinking.
Katherine Hankey (1834-1911, writer): Tell me the Story simply, with two staves of music.
George Thomas Coster (1835-1912, writer and divine): Dost thou bow beneath the burthen.
The Reverend T Vincent Tymms (d. 1921): Another Sabbath ended.
also included is a manuscript of Frederick William Faber, D.D. (1814-1863, superior of the London Oratory), a treatise on Holy Trinity, with a note at the foot identifying it, signed by Charles Wood and dated 23 April 1885.
The image is of a single example only.