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me fal rejoice to join to
Tor afectionate pasters
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
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.
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,
ELIJAH HEDDING, its
BEVERLY WAUGH, for
THO. A. MORRIS,
EDMUND S. JANES.
** 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.
Watch-Night and New-Year
INTRODUCTORY TO WORSHIP.
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.
Assist me to proclaim,-
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.
He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood avail'd for me. 5 He speaks,-and, list’ning to his voice.
New life the dead receive;
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
The Land rorshipped om earth ce NIME, let us join our chat 1 Tib angels round the E la thousand thousand are
Wake, every heart and every tongue,
To praise the Saviour's Name.
Sing of his rising power ;
For those whose sins he bore.
To Zion's city, sing;
În Christ, the eternal King.
Ye blessed children, come;
To our eternal me.
His endless praise proclaim;
Of Moses and the Lamb. 3
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;
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.
And raise to Christop
, and shall
Our souls are his mm
And saints on earth, Your voices in his