6 JANUARY 1866, Page 28

Songs Sacred and Devotional. Edited and selected by T. E.

Carpenter. (Warne.)--"This sacred and devotional song-book will be found to differ from most other compilations of sacred verse, inasmuch as it will com- prise with but few exceptions only such pieces as have been set to origi- nal music, or are capable of being sung to well known and approved tunes. Where the airs are original the names of the composers-are given." Here is the raison d'être assigned by the editor to this compila- tion, we can give no other, and leave it to the judgment of our readers. The book is cheap and fairly printed.