Very important Great Awakening era hymn book of the Moravians in England, edited by John Gambold [1711-1771], and containing 11 new translations by Gambold and 28 original hymns.
Gambold had been friends with Charles and John Wesley, but more of a mystic than an evangelist, he joined with the Moravians and became, in essence, England's Nicholas von Zinzendorf, with whom he corresponded, etc.,
The hymnal is a fascinating combination of historic hymns suited to the highly Christological and experiential theology of the Moravians, with more recent hymns by Gambold and others of the Great Awakening. We have never handled this before and it is an exceptionally well-preserved example.
Additionally, it contains an important introduction articulating the Moravian theology of musical worship, hymnody, etc.,
Gambold, John. A Collection of Hymns of the Children of God in all Ages, from the Beginning till now. In Two Parts, Designed Chiefly for the Use of the Congregations in Union with the Brethren [Moravian] Church. London. Printed; and to be had at all the Brethren's Chapels. 1754. 380 + 390 + Tables.
Textually exceptionally crisp and clean, original calf with perhaps a replacement title label, a few points consolidated on the spine and a tear below the label. Hinges very solid and the whole very sound.