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A

MANUAL OF DEVOTION

For

COMPRISING "

I FORMS OF PRAYER, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE,

II. A COMPEND OF BIBLE TRUTH,
III. THE ASSEMBLY'S SHORTER CATECHISM,
IV. A SELECTION OF PSALMS AND HYMNS.

PHILADELPHIA :

PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION.

1847.

S0 L DIERS AND SAIL () RS: close, is, from the limits of the volume, necessarily brief. It will be found, however, to contain a sufficient number of sacred songs, not only for public and private devotion in general, but for the sailor and the soldier in

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particular.

We would earnestly request the reader who proposes to use this Manual, to begin by making himself acquainted with the plan of the work—comprising, first, Prayer; secondly, Doctrine; thirdly, Sacred Song. We beg him to observe that there is no part of the devotional exercises which may not be used by any one, in any circumstances, by means of a few trifling changes, which may be made mentally, as he goes along. And we would affectionately suggest to every pious reader, to look around him, and gather such of his comrades, at least on the Lord's-day, as may be willing to join

him in prayer and praise.

A sound discretion will no doubt abridge several of the more extended forms, whenever circumstances demand it.

Officers in the army and navy, and masters of vessels, may exert an influence for good, by placing this Manual in the hands of those who are under their charge, and by instructing

them in the use of it.

All the usefulness of the book, however, must depend upon the blessing of God; and to his Providence and Holy Spirit, it is humbly committed.

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