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BY B. B. MUSSEY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetti.

STEREOTYPED AT THE
BOSTON TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

as plain as possible, easy in their versification, and yet full of vigorous or moving spirit. On very impressive subjects, the austerest simplicity is doubtless preferable to the more brilliant style, which is too often sought after. I cannot say that I have not, at times, erred in some of these respects. There may be a few pieces too wild and sparkling for hymns ; and others, again, that sink down towards prosaic flatness,

The names of the authors, so far as I have been able to ascertain them, are prefixed. I had wished to insert the hymns just as their authors left them, only omitting such stanzas as were superfluous or objectionable. But after spending a considerable time in tracing them hack to their original state, and finding that many, which were excellent on the whole, did absolutely require some changes, I concluded to take them in the best form in which I could find them, and sometimes to venture my own hand at their improvement. But in every case of known alteration, (except bare omission,) I have been scrupulous to signify the fact by prefixing a star [*] to the author's name. As for the anonymous hymns, I could seldom determine what was their original state ; and in them, changes have been admitted or made, without notice. The alterations, after all, will be found, I think, to be much less, than in some compilations which make greater professions of adhering to the originals.

The book is now humbly submitted, with an earnest prayer that it may prove an efficient aid to the spirit of devotion both in public and in private.

HOSÉA BALLOU, 20.

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as plain as possible, easy in their versification, and
yet full of vigorous or moving spirit. On very im-
pressive subjects, the austerest simplicity is doubtless
preferable to the more brilliant style, which is too
often sought after. I cannot say that I have not, at
times, erred in some of these respects. There may
be a few pieces too wild and sparkling for bymns ;
and others, again, that sink down towards prosaic
flatness.

The names of the authors, so far as I have been able to ascertain them, are prefixed. I had wished lo insert the hymns just as their authors left them, only omitting such stanzas as were superfluous or objectionable. But after spending a considerable time in tracing them back to their original state, and finding that many, which were excellent on the whole, did absolutely require some changes, I concluded to take them in the best form in which I could find them, and sometimes to venture my own hand at their improvement. But in every case of known alteration, (except bare omission,) I have been scrupulous to signify the fact by prefixing a star [*] to the author's name. As for the anonymous hymns, I could seldom determine what was their original state; and in them, changes have been admitted or made, without notice. The alterations, after all, will be found, I think, to be much less, than in some compilations which make greater professions of adbering to the originals.

The book is now humbly submitted, with an earnest prayer that it may prove an efficient aid to the spirit of devotion both in public and in private.

HOSEA BALLOU, 20.

......... 181

Hymn.
Awake, our drowsy souls......

29
Away with our sorrow and fear........

490
BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne.

1
Before the rosy dawn of day....

575
Before thy throne, eternal King..

550
Begin, my soul, th' exalted lay

78
Begin, my soul, the lofty strain.

83
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme...

301
Behold my servant; see him rise.

198
Behold that wise, that perfect law....

631
Behold, the blind their sight receive.

220
Behold, the lofty sky....
Behold the Savior on the cross..........

228
Behold the sure foundation-stone....

258
Behold the woman's promised seed ..............

197
Behold, what condescending love...

541
Behold, what wondrous grace.....

632
Bebold, where, breathing love divine............ 223
Bebold, where, in a mortal form...

216
Be joyful in God, all ye larids of the earth.

2
Beneath God's terrors doomed to groun..

555
Beneath our feet, and o'er our head.

464
Be with me, Lord, where'er I go...

377
Bless God, ye servants that attend.,

37
Blest are the meek,' he said.
Blest are the men of broken heart..

405
Blest are the souls that hear and know........... 283
Blest be the everlasting God..

.......... 477
Blest Instructer, - from thy ways,.............. 382
Blest is the man who fears the Lord...

572
Blest is the man whose heart expands..
Blest Spirit, source of grace divine............... 359
Blow ye the trumpet, blow...

287
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning..... 206
Bright source of everlasting love...,..

551
Bright was the guiding star that, led.......... 207
CAN creatures to perfection find....

97
Celestial worlds, your Maker's praise....

79
Christians, brethren, ere we part......

566
Christ the Lord is risen to-day..

235
Clay to clay, and dust to dust.

560

.... 438

....., 547

Awake, our drowsy souls....

29
Away with our sorrow and fear..

490
BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne...........
Before the rosy dawn of day....

575
Before thy throne, eternal King...

550
Begin, my soul, th’exalted lay
Begin, my soul, the lofty strain..

83
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme..

301
Beholil my servant; see him rise.

198
Behold that wise, that perfect law......

631
Behold, the blind their sight receive...

220
Behold, the lofty sky......
Behold the Savior on the cross........
Behold the sure foundation-stone.....
Behold the woman's promised seed ...

197
Behold, what condescending love......

541
Bebold, what wondrous grace...

632
Behuld, where, breathing love divine...

223
Rehold, where, in a mortal form.....

216
Be joyful in Gol, all ye lands of the earth..
Beneith Gol's terrors doomed to groan..

555
Beneath our feet, and o'er our head...

464
Be with ine, Lord, where'er I go...

377
Bless God, ye servants that attend....

37
Blest are the meek,' he said....

438
Blest are the men of broken heart.....

405
Blest are the souls that hear and know .........

283
Blest be the everlasting God.....

477
Blest Instructer, - from thy ways.....
Blest is the man who fears the Lord....

572
Blest is the man whose heart expands..

547
Blest Spirit, source of grace divine.

359
Blow ye the trumpet, blow....

287
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning..

..206
Bright source of everlasting love......

551
Bright was the guiding star that led.............. 207
CAN creatures to perfection find........

97
Celestial worlds, your Maker's praise....

79
Christians, brethren, ere we part...........

566
Christ the Lord is risen to-day.........

235

560
s to clay, and dust to dust...

Collow-sinners, come away................ 622

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