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Gadsby's - The Story of a Hymnbook

Matthew J. Hyde

In July 1814 William Gadsby (1773-1844) sent a hymnbook to a local printer in Manchester. Designed for the needs of his congregation at the Particular Baptist Chapel, St. George’s Road, Manchester, he can scarcely have imagined how popular the hymnbook would be. It was to become the hymnbook of choice amongst many Particular Baptist congregations and by the time of Gadsby’s death in 1844 the hymnbook had been through nine editions. Today, 200 years after it was first published, it is still used by congregations across the world. Loved by those who use it and affectionately known as “Gadsby’s”, it has never been out of print. For the first time, this book seeks to give the lovers of “Gadsby’s” a history of the hymnbook, its development and its influence.

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Gospel Standard Trust Publications

This web site is primarily to allow the books and other publications of the Trust to be previewed and purchased on-line. A few publications from other publishers are also included which we carry in stock. In addition to the books listed on the site, we have a few oddments, a list of which can be downloaded here - to order them use the email form on the Contact Us page.  Some of our titles are published in Ebook format for Amazon Kindle and most other eReaders capable of displaying EPUB files. These can be purchased from the Christian Bookshop Ossett web site.

The Magazines page gives information about the history of the Gospel Standard magazine and the Strict Baptist churches associated with it, with contact details for ordering current subscriptions to the Gospel Standard, Friendly Companion and Perception magazines.

The Downloads page includes documents such as the articles of faith of the Strict Baptist churches adhering to the Gospel Standard Magazine, some older issues of the Gospel Standard and Friendly Companion magazines, and Gadsby’s hymnbook. There is also a list of the names and addresses of chapels affiliated to the Gospel Standard.

There is also a section about the Gospel Standard Library which is based in Hove, East Sussex, with an affiliated library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.  It has many rare theological works available for loan - a catalogue of the books can be freely downloaded.

Those residing in the USA might like to visit www.gospelmissionbooks.com who stock many of our publications.  Those from the Netherlands will find www.theologieportaal.nl interesting - the site lists sermons and other works by Strict Baptist ministers, some of which have been translated into Dutch.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through the site and our publications and find something spiritually profitable.

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