I recently acquired a copy of what I believe to be the 1974 printing (and "Thirty-seventh Edition") of the 1960 edition of Ellis J. Crum's Sacred Selections for the Church. The database has a page-scan indexing of this hymnal, however, the scans aren't identical to the copy I have, and I wonder about the publication date of the copy scanned. My copy's copyright notice reads
Copyright, © 1956, 1959, 1960 by Ellis J. Crum, all rights reserved.
International Copyright secured
The copy in the database has 1960 given as the Publication Date, but the Hymnal Authority is SS4C1956. Unless we are sure that the 1960 edition (and its 1974 printing) contain the same hymns as the 1956, shouldn't the 1960 edition be indexed as SS4C1960? My copy,also contains a hymn numbered "No. 1-a", "How Great Thou Art:", printed (not glued) on the front flyleaf, as well as unnumbered hymns identical to the last two in the database, printed on the endpaper and inside back cover, in the same red ink employed for the last three hymns in the database's scanned copies, but my copy lacks what the database calls "666"(!). The page scan of "No. 1" in the database has a scripture citation at the top and copyright statement at the bottom. My copy has the copyright statement at the top, and lacks the scripture citation. I am unsure how to proceed.