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FOR THE USE OF THE
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
PRINCIPALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE
REV. JOHN WESLEY, M. A.
Late Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.
REVISED AND CORRECTED,
With the titles of appropriate Tunes, and the corresponding page of the
I w sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise unto
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding
PUBLISHED BY B. WAUGH AND T. MASON,
For the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office,
James Collord, Printer.
Southern District of New-York, to wit:
"A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principaily from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Revised and corrected, with the titles of appropriate Tunes, and the corresponding page of the Harmonist, prefixed to each Hyun. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; will sing praise to my God while I have my being, P'sa. civ, 33. I will sing with the spirit, and I wi sing with the understanding also, 1 Cor. xiv. 15," the right wherecf they claim as proprietors. In con formity with an Act of Congress, entitled "An Act to amend the several Acts respecting copy-riglus."
FRED. J. BETT'S,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1831 by J. Emery and B. Wangh, in the Clerk's office of the Southern Distrix of New-York.
THE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
THE Hymnbook heretofore in use among us, has been thought by many to be defective, partly on account of the mutilated state of many of the hymns, and partly because of its being divided into two books. To remedy these inconvenien cies, measures have been adopted to prepare & revised edition of our Hymnbook, such a one as should exclude the defects and retain the excellencies of the one heretofore published. This revised edition we now present to you.
The greater part of the hymns contained in the former selection are retained in this, and several from Wesley's and Coke's collections, not before published in this country, are added. The principal improvements which have been made, consist in restoring those which had been altered, as was believed for the worse, to their original state, as they came from the poetical pen of the Wesleys; for the following hymns were, except a few which have been taken from cther authors, composed by the Rev. John and Charles Wesley; names that will ever be held dear and in high estimation by every lover of sacred poetry.