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in common use. In deviating from the first copies, the Compilei has had principally in view the important objects which have been stated. In other alterations, it has been his design to adapt the sentiments to the different classes of character which make up every assembly of worshippers, and some of whom cannot, with propriety, be supposed to use expressions which are fitted only to those who have made the highest attainments. It would have been useless, if not impossible, to have noted all the changes which have been made or adopted. He has, therefore, marked as altered, only those hymns in which any change has been made by himself. Hymns which have never appeared before in any collection published in this country, are distinguished by an ohelisk. [+] Those with an asterisk (*) affixed to them, are originals, for which the Compiler is principally indebted to his friends.

The arrangement in this Collection, it is hoped, will be found to possess some advantages, in admitting of an easy reference, when the first line is remembered, without the intervention of a table, while the subjects are kept sufficiently distinct for the general reader. The copious Index at the end will, probably, be a better guide to the different subjects, than any classification which could have been made.

The Compiler has met with too many difficulties in satisfying himself in this undertaking, to permit the expectation that he can have succeeded in satisfying others :

"But all is in His hands whose praise he seeks.'

To His blessing he commends the work, with an humble hope it may prove no unacceptable offering to the best interests of that religious society with which he is connected, and to that cause of pure christianity which it would be his highest ambition to serve.

New-YORK, Oct. 3, 1820.

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INDEX OF FIRST LINES.

ABSURD and vain attempt to bind

Scott. 121 Affliction is a stormy deep

Cotton. 401 Affliction's faded form draws nigh Drummond. 122

Again the Lord of life and light Mrs. Barbauld. 1 A glory gilds the sacred page

Cowper. 123 Ah! wretched souls who still remain Mrs. Steele, 124 All nature dies, and lives again Edinburgh Coll. 125 All nature feels attractive power

Drennan. 126 All powerful, self-existent God Walker's Coll. 127 All seeing God! 'tis thine to know

Scott. 128 Almighty Father! gracious Lord Mrs. Steele. 402 Almighty God! thy powerful word Exeter Cou. 2 Almighty Maker, God

Watts. 3 Almighty Maker, Lord of all

Select Coll. 131 Almighty! listen while we raise

129 Amidst a world of hopes and fears Rev. H. Moore. 130 And is the gospel peace and love Mrs. Steele. 132 And now my soul another year Liverpool Old Coll. 403 And will the great eternal God Doddridge. 404 Angel, roll the rock away

Scott. 133 Another fleeting day is gone Collyer's Coll. 405 Another six days work is done

Stennet. 4 Arise, my soul! extend thy wings Doddridge. 134 As body when the soul has fled Drummond. 135 As the good shepherd gently leads Pope's Coll.

5 As the sweet flower which scents Belfast Coll. 406 At the portals of thy house

TJ. Taylor. 6 Author of good! we rest on thee Merrick. 136 A voice from the desert comes awful Drummond. 137 Awake, my soul! and with the sun Bp. Ken. 407 Awake, my soul! lift

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thine eyes Mrs. Bärbauld. 138 Awake, my soul! rouse every power

Browne. 139

Awake my soul ! stretch every nerve Doddridge. 140
Awake my soul to hymns of praise Merrick. 141
Awake, ye saints ! and raise your eyes Doddridge. 142

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Before Jehovah's awful throne

Watts. 7
Begin, my soul! the exalted lay

Ogilvie. 8
Behold the amazing sight

Doddridge. 143
Behold the grace appears

Watts. 408
Behold the gloomy vale

Doddridge. 409
Behold! the heavens declare

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Behold! the morning sun

Watts. 10
Behold the Prince of peace

Needham. 144
Behold, where breathing love divine Mrs. Barbauld. 146
Behold, where in a mortal form

Enfield. 147
Beset with snares on every hand Doddridge. 145
Be thou exalted, O our God

Watts. 11
Blessed are the meek, he said | Exeter Coll. 148
Blessed be the everlasting God

Watts. 149
Blessed hour, when virtuous Liverpool Coll. 150
Blessed Instructer! from thy ways

Merrick. 12
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord tExeter Coll. 151
Bless, O my soul! the living God

Watts. 13
Blow ye the trumpet, blow Rippon's Coll. 152

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Can creatures to perfection find

Watts. 153
Celestial worlds! your Maker's name Williams' Coll. 14
Come, let us search our ways and try Watts. 154
Come, said Jesus' sacred voice Mrs. Barbauld. 156
Come, sound his praise abroad

Watts. 15
Come unto me, all ye who mourn Scotch Para. 155
Come, ye who love the Lord

Watts. 16
Consider all my sorrows, Lord

Watts. 410

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Deem not that they are blessed alone

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