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by E. L. Jorgenson

Elmer L. Jorgenson (1886-1968)

(Reprint from February, 1921, Word & Work)

     At last the labor of collecting, preparing copy, and reading proof for Great Songs of The Church is practically ended and the plates and “dummy” are in the printer’s hands. Everything depends upon how long it will take them to put the work over the press and then through the folder and bindery. Just what time this will take I do not know; but I trust the house that has the mechanical work in charge (the largest in America, barring the Government printery) to “deliver the goods” with all the speed consistent with their high-grade work. And, may I modestly say that you will say, “It was well worth waiting for.”

     A union song-drill has been arranged to be held in Louisville —probably the last week in March. Song-leaders and singers from out in the state and surrounding states will be welcome, whether they are buying “Great Songs” or not. No tuition will be charged, and Louisville Christians will entertain as far as possible the week’s visitors without cost. Already we have heard of some churches that would be willing to send a song leader for the week’s drill; and probably quite a number would come at their own charges, for the joy of singing, with a large class, the very greatest hymns and songs gathered from various lands and languages. Why, it will be “a little bit of heaven”—so I think.

     The daily program, Monday to Friday, will be: Forenoon: A session for instruction in sight-singing with suggestions helpful to song-leaders. At night: Joint song class, several congregations participating, with the visitors, to learn every song not already familiar. in the new book.

     Let me know before next issue of Word and Work goes to press if you count on coming.

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