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|BaptHymn||Baptist Hymnal||(c) 1883 American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia|
|B1000S||The Book of a Thousand Songs||Editted and (c) 1918 Albert E. Wier
(c) assigned Jan 5, 1920 to World Syndicate Co, Inc.
(c) assigned Nov 3, 1922 to Mumil Publishing Co, Inc, NY
|ExHym||The Excelsior Hymnal for Sunday Schools,
Young People's Societies
and Other Departments of Church Work
|Edited by I. H. Meredith and Grant Colfax Tullar,
Published by Tullar-Meredith Co., New York City.
(c) 1919 by Tullar-Meredith Co., New York.
|GospPearls||Gospel Pearls||(c) 1921, Sunday School Publishing Board
National Baptist Convention, USA
|JubPr||Jubilant Praise||(c) 1909 The United Society of Christian Endeavor, Boston MA|