Books of Worship

Hymn Book for the Army and Navy

“Hymn Book for the Army and Navy” published by the American Tract Society and given to Soldiers during the Civil War. This particular copy was owned by a Soldier from Culpeper, Virginia and is on display in the Cuplpeper History Museum (photo by author).

Civil War Soldier's Hymn Book

Civil War-era Soldier’s Hymn Book, published by the New York YMCA, on display at the National Civil War Chaplains Museum.

Civil War, Episcopal Prayer and Hymn Books for Sailors, 1862

Civil War, Episcopal Prayer and Hymn Books for Sailors, 1862 on display at the National Civil War Chaplains Museum (photo by author).

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns

“Union Prayer Meeting Hymns” published by the American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, 1862, on display at the National Civil War Chaplains Museum.

Army and Navy Service Book, 1918

“The Army and Navy Service Book” prepared by The Common Service Book Committee of the Lutheran Church, Copyright 1917 by C. M. Jacobs and P. Z. Strodach. Printed for the National Lutheran Commission for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Welfare by the General Council Publication House… 13th Edition, 130,000 Printed. (Author’s collection)

Soldiers Book of Worship, 1917

Soldiers’ Book of Worship, Abingdon Press, 1917. (Author’s collection)

WW1 Hymns and prayers

“Hymns and Prayers for the Use of the Army and Navy”Houghton MIfflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1917

Army and Navy Hymnal, 1920-1925

The Army and Navy Hymnal (pic 1), 1920. Revised 1925. Compiled by the Chaplains of the Army and Navy. Revised 1925 by: J.E. Yates (Army), Evan W. Scott (Navy), John B. Frazier (Navy). (Author’s collection)

Army and Navy Hymnal, 1920-1925

The Army and Navy Hymnal (pic 2), 1920-1925. “For a long time it has been felt that for the use of the Army and Navy, a hymnal should be published that would meet the demands of every occasion and of all the Chaplains. From time to time civilian organizations have attempted this work, and have produced books of merit. The fact remains, however, that the Chaplains should know, and do know, more about what the men want and what is appropriate for divine service as conducted in the Army and Navy, than those who have seen the situation only from the outside.” (Author’s collection)

Song and Service Book for Ship and field

Song and Service Book for Ship and Field: Army and Navy. Copyright 1941 by A. S. Barnes and Company, Incorporated. “The property rights of the publisher’s copyright in this compliation shall be available to the Government at all times and without cost.” (Author’s collection)

The Hymnal: Army and Navy, Copyright 1941 by A. S. Barnes and Company, Incorporated.

The Hymnal: Army and Navy, Copyright 1941 by A. S. Barnes and Company, Incorporated. “The property rights of ths publisher’s copyright in this compliation shall be available to the Government at all times and without cost.” (Author’s collection)

Armed Forces Hymnal, 1963

Armed Forces Hymnal, 1963. Published under supervision of The Armed Forces Chaplains Board. For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. s. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C. Price $2.50. 1963. (Author’s collection)

Holy Communion Book Royal Military Chapel Wellington Barracks

Service of Holy Communion for the Royal Military Chapel at Wellington Barracks. No date, but likely printed for the rebuilding of the chapel in the 1960s. Provided by the Christian Evidence Society, Printed by Coates Printing Works, Isleworth, Middlesex (author’s collection).

Book of Worship for U.S. Forces, 1974

Book of Worship for United States Forces, 1974. A Collection of Hymns and Worship Resources for Military Personnel of the United States of America. “The Book of Worship for United States Forces…is a repository of selected worship resources reflecting both traditional and contemporary communities from among the respective faith groups.” Published under the supervision of The Armed Forces Chaplains Board. (Author’s collection)

Soldiers' Book of Worship-1993

Soldiers’ book of Worship (for Field Use) Published by the Office of Chief of Chaplains, 1993. (Author’s collection)

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