Folding Organs for Mission Work

I bought about 65 old theological books today from Scapa Books which is going out of business. They will be added to the library of Suddenly Seminary. I scored a few more hymbooks from Sankey = not sure of the age but the advertisement on the back cover is worth blogging.



Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • What a treasure if you found some original Ira Sankey gospel hymnbooks! I would dearly love to get my hands on one sometime (I collect hymnals and love hymnody).

  • Are you serious, wow! Mail regular airmail to:
    Guy Muse
    Casilla 09-06-2388
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    South America
    I am not really looking for anything in particular, just a lover of hymns and hymnody and have an appreciation for something like an original Ira Sankey collection of Gospel songs. Anything older than Sankey, that’s even better!

  • I wonder if Albert Schweitzer had one of these, in the Congo?
    He, along with his many other talents, was a very accomplished organ player, I understand. Somehow, the picture of a man playing the organ in the rural parts of the Congo makes me smile. Not a sarcastic smile, mind you.

  • TSK, I have a old, 1884 Swedish Psalmbok, little thing, very good condition just sitting on my shelve, have even looked at it for years. If you want it just tell me where to mail it.I can’t read Swedish.

  • Michel, I understand that he did actually have some kind of an organ in the Congo, and visitors would be treated to a little concert, usually Bach.

  • thanks kent. i have a few welsh ones also.
    you should keep it. i dont really collect them but they do end up in my possession. i guess i have a weakness for them when i see them.
    but thanks for the offer

  • you ARE the portable organ of God, the romano dream machine of men! the sudden opera God pulls out at just the right moment! so thankful for who you are bro!–we are always drawn to the parts of HIM we represent on earth–love your part man; so funky, alive and unexpected! but would be nice also if you occasionally just talked to the artists (they need da Light too!) and less the church folks–God bless em…keep the scapa flow flowin!!

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