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be sacredly devoted to charitable and religiousMr. Bobert A. 4 the old book, and though, perhaps, in the judg- Breas are publised is ment of some, they have not, in every instance, brede sane ol your Bis been substituted by hymns of greater merit

, yet i et son, der brentina we can confidently approve this Revised Copy; and we do, most cordially, recommend it as a greatly improved and standard edition of the Methodist Hymn Book. We congratulate you, brethren, on having now such a Book as, from the number, variety, and adaptation of its hymns, will not require another revision for generations to come.

II_ In presenting to you this Standard Hymn Book, we believe that we are putting into your hands one of the choicest selections of evangelical Hymns for Private Devotion, as well as for Family, Social, and Public Worship. We are gratified also to add, that no mercenary ends are sought in this publication; for after the necessary expenses are met, its avails, if any, will


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Sa a careful examination by

, the following resolution at

westing in New-York, May 2, We believe the Revised Hy kitando

, in view of its objects largish language, therefore patid, -That in our judgment the på the Committee to Rerise Nail and judicious labours; and


, the principal part of the

objects, as were the profits of the former edition.
We urge you, therefore, by your regard for our
Church, and for the authority of the Generai
Conference, to purchase only such Methodist

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lIymn Books as are published by our Agents, ace, and have the names of your Bishops.

We exhort you, dear brethren, to sing with Vi the Spirit, and with the understanding also;

and we shall rejoice to join you in time and che

in eternity. DU, Your affectionate pastors in Christ,




New - York, May, 1849.





** After & careful examination by the Editors and Book

Committee, the following resolution was unanimously adopted, for

at a joint meeting in New-York, May 4, 1849 :are

Whereas, We believe the Revised Hymn Book, as a whole, will ids

be found, in view of its objects, superior to any other in

the English language, therefore le. Resolved, -That in our judgment the thanks of the Church are

dne to the Committee to Revise the Hymn Book, for their rill

faithful and judicious labours; and especially to the Rev. James Floy, D. D., and to Mr. Robert A. West, upon whom, as a subcommittee, the principal part of the actual labour has devolved.

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C. M. General Invitation to praise the Redeemer. 0

FOR a thousand tongues, to sing

My great Redeemer's praise; The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of his grace.
2 My gracious Master, and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,-
To spread, through all the earth abroad,

The honours of thy Name. 3 Jesus !—the Name that charms our fears,

That bids our sorrows cease ; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears,

"Tis life, and health, and peace.
4 He breaks the power of caneell’d sin,

He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean:

His blood avail'd for me. 5 He speaks,-and, list’ning to his voice.

New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice.
The humble


believe. 6 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,

Your loosen'd tongues employ: Ye blind, behold your

Saviour come; And leap, ye lame, for joy.

Bound every heart w

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Wake, every heart and every tongue,

To praise the Saviour's Name.
2 Sing of his dying love;

Sing of his rising power ;
Sing how he intercedes above

For those whose sins he bore.
3 Ye pilgrims, on the road

To Zion's city, sing;
Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God, -

În Christ, the eternal King.
4 Soon shall we hear him say,

Ye blessed children, come;
Soon will he call us hence away,

To our eternal me.
5 There shall each raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim;
And sweeter voices tune the song

Of Moses and the Lamb. 3

C. M.
The Heavenly Guest.
YOME, let us who in Christ believe,

Our common Saviour praise : lo him, with joyful voices, give

The glory of his grace. 2 He now stands knocking at the door Of every

sinner's heart: The worst need keep him out no more,

Or force him to depart. 3 Through grace we hearken to thy voice,

Yield to be saved from sin;
In sure and certain hope rejoice,

That thou wilt enter in.

Worlar the Lamb that d

to be eralied thus: Thu the Lamb, our he is he was slain for us. date is worthy to receilit Hlerar and power divine ga blessings more than w Be Lord, forever thine. ! The whole creation join To bless the sacred nam Of Him that sits upon the And to adore the Lamb.


Jesus reigns
MOVE, let us tune our

And raise to Christop
Prestip and thanks to 1
Who reigns

, and shall
9. His sow' reign power o

Our souls are his mm
And when his creatures
To save us from eteri
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And saints on earth, Your voices in his


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