Hymn Go Preach
1909: Go-Preacher's Hymn Book.
The first 2x2 hymnal was printed in 1909, containing 130 hymns
(words only); it contained no date, publisher, or authors' names.
However, Eddie Cooney's initials ("E.C.") were shown as the author for twelve hymns: Nos. 14, 16, 57, 91, 92, 95, 98, 99, 100, 110, 115, and 130.
Four of Cooney's hymns mention Matthew 10, illustrating the importance the new Sect gave to literally following Jesus' instructions in that passage:
No. 91: "Whilst thousands say Lord, Lord, through men who preach, but won't live Matthew Ten."
No. 95: "For well we ken, through Matthew Ten, the way that pleases God."
No. 99: "Tramp about and preach. Saints will give you bread. This you'll find full described in Matthew Ten."
No. 100: "poor men who left their homes and then launched out to live like Jesus as told in Matthew Ten."