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THE Compiler of this Collection of Hymns does not feel it necessary to make any apology for adding to the number of Hymnals already in existence. At present, (and for every reason we ought to be thankful that it is so,) none can claim the slightest degree of authority, and it is clearly competent to any individual to do what he can in furtherance of the revival of a more correct Hymnology.
The Hymns have been drawn from various sources, and the Compiler has not hesitated to follow in the steps of many of his predecessors, and incorporate a portion of one translation with another, in order to reflect more exactly the meaning of the original.
Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation.
Psalm xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of GoD: and the firmament showeth His handy work. Glory be to the FATHER, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.
At the later celebration on Christmas Day, and till Septuagesima. Isaiah ix. 6. Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty GoD, the Everlasting FATHER, the Prince of Peace. Psalm xcviii. 1. O sing unto the LORD a new song : for He hath done marvellous things. Glory be to the FATHER, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.