Forrest M. McCann

Short Name: Forrest M. McCann
Full Name: McCann, Forrest M.
Birth Year: 1931
Death Year: 2020

Forrest Mason McCann (b. Lometa, Texas, October 12, 1931; d. November 23, 2020) was a historian of church hymnology and a professor of English at Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas) from 1968 to 1996. McCann served as an editor of two editions of E. L. Jorgenson's *Great Songs of the Church* and was editor-in-chief of *Great Songs of the Church, Revised*, published by ACU Press. He was educated at Florida Christian College (Temple Terrace, Florida; A.A., 1950), the University of Florida (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1966), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., 1980). McCann also authored *Hymns and History* which provides background on each hymn, author, and composer in the hymnal he edited.

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