Famous throughout the world, Hymns Ancient and Modern was first compiled in 1860 and published the following year. Since then, its various editions have sold in excess of 165 million copies. Hymns Ancient and Modern is surely the most popular, influential and lasting of all hymn books. The New Standard Edition was introduced in 1983 and has sold well over a million copies. It contains 533 hymns, comprising an abridged selection of 333 hymns from the 1950 Revised Edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern plus the complete collection of 100 Hymns for Today and More Hymns for Today. It incorporates many additional features including thematic and seasonal indexes.