This little book is presented as a primer of hymnology for the purpose of awakening among Sunday school scholars a greater interest in our hymns. It consists of a series of fifty-two hymn stories, one for each Sabbath of the year, told in simple form without any attempt to give a critical history of the hymns. The writer is grateful to Professor Karl P. Harrington and the Rev. Dr. Charles S. Nutter for helpful suggestions in the preparation of these hymn-stories and to Silas H. Paine for access to his manuscripts. Some of the stories have never before appeared in any book; others, already well-known, have been drawn from authoritative sources of hymnology. All of the hymns are to be found in the new Methodist Sun day School Hymnal, and the number in parenthesis following the first line of the hymn on each page of this book refers to the number of the hymn in that Hymnal.