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BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the sixteenth day L. S. of November, A. D. 1818, and in the forty-third year of

the Independence of the United States of America, ********

JAMES M. WINCHELL, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of & Book, the right wherevf he claimus as Proprietur, in the words following, to wit:

" An Arrangement of the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. To which are added, ludexes, very much enlarged and iuproved, to facilitate the use of the whole in finding Psa iny or Hymns suited to partieular subjects or occasions. By JAMES M. WINCHEIL, A. M. Pastor of the First Baptist Church ia Beeton."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled,

An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies ut Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned:” and also to an Act, entitled, " An et supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement sf Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copics, during the times therein inenjioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Elcung Historical, and other Prints."

INO. W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District
of Massachusette,

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TO THOSE WHO USE THIS ARRA.VGEMENT.

1920

'The first number, is the number of the Arrangement, opposite to which is

the number of the Psalm or Hymn in the cominon edition of Watts. Thus,

169 of the Arrangement, is the 189 page ; and the 94th Hymn 2d Book

C. M.in Watts. St. Ands, and Abridge, the names of tunes in which it may
be sung. The sharp * is added to denote the key, and to assist in the
xelection of other appropriate tunes.

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THE Psalms and Hymns of the Rev. Dr. Watts are so generally esteemed and so exten-

sively circulated, that any apology is deemed unnecessary for this attempt to faciłitate
the use of them. Owing to their proiniseuous position in the common editions, and also to
the extreme deficiency of the Indexes, the use of them has long been attended with many
inconveniences, especially to those leading in pubiic worship. These inconveniences have sug:
gested to many persons, the propriety of an arrangement of the whole, into distinet sections
or chapters, according to the different subjects of which they treat, interspersing the Psalms
and Hymns in one book. Such an arrangement was successfully attempted, some years since,
by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, of London ; which met with so great encouragement, as to require
four editions in the short space of four years. From his labours, it is just to acknowledge,
much assistance has been derived in preparing this American edition.

Dr. Watts, himself, seems to have justified the principle of an arrangement, by following
it in several instances. He has judiciously placed together in one book, the Hymns on the
Lord's Supper; the advantage of which, is repeatedly experienced at the administration of that
ordinance. He has also placed together the Hymns, on Solomon's Songs; the songs to the
Bissed Trinity; ard the Hosannas to Christ. But, if there be any advantage in having these
Hymns arranged under their respective heads, stiil greater advantage, it is thought, must be
derived from having the whole thus arranged

It is even conjectured, by many, that Dr. Watts would have followed this plan througho
out, had it early enough occured to him, and had be published the several parts of his book
at the same time. “For,” as Dr. Rippon has justly observed, “ to have been consistent with
himself, he should have distributed the whole work into sections, or none of it; but by setting
the example in several chapters, it is presumed he has sanctioned the analysis of every part
of the work."

With regard to the interspersion of the Psalms among the Hymns, it is only necessary to
observe, that this has been done already, to a considerabie extent, by Dr. Watts himseif. It
will be perceived by any one, who will consult the titles of the first and second books of Hymns,
that there are, among them, more pieces composed from the Book of Psalms, than there are-
either from the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, or from the important epistle to the
Hebrews. The interspersion, therefore, of the whole, cannot be considered a just cause of
complaint; especially, when the use of the whole is thereby made easy: for, by a glance of
the eye, all the Psalins or Hymns on a particular subject may be immediately perceived.

It may not be improper to observe here, that great care has been taken to preserve the
Psa mas and Hymns of Dr. Watts entire; at the same time, by a careful comparison of the best
editions boih European and American, not a few of the typographical errors, and other altera-
tions, which have been accumulating for years, have been corrected.

It onght also to be distinctly noticed, that the number of each Psalm and Hymn in the com-
mon editions, is preserved in a conspicuous piace, in this; so that, by referring to the directions,
and the Tables of Numbers which follow this Preface, no inconvenience will be occasioned by
the promiscuous use of this with the old editions of Watts.

The tunes named over each Psalm and Hymn, are such as have received the approbation of
some of the best judgrs of musiek. For the selection of them, the subscriber acknowledges him-
self chietly indebted to Mr. Jonathan Huntington, a teacher of musick, who cheerfully under-
took the task, at the request of the Standing Committee of the Håndel and Haydn Society in
this town.

The advantages which Ministers and private Christians may derive from this Arrangement;
and especially from the enlarged Indexes both of subjects and scriptures, which are attached to
it, will, it is thought, best recommend it. It is not presumed to be perfect, though it is hoped...
no errors of maguitude have crept into it. Such as it is, it is humbly commended to the candour
of an enlightened Christian publick; and especially to the blessing of Him, who is "fearful in
praises,” with a fervent desire that it may be instrumental in promoting the interests of piety, -
and the cause of sacred devotion.

JAMES M. WINCHELL.

Boston, November, 1818,

NOTE.

1. The Hymns and Psalms may be found as usual, by the Index of ürst lines-

2. This Table gives the numerical order of the former Editions, and the
corresponding numbers in the Arrangement.

Thus, 1st Psalm, C. M. is 380, that is,

380 of the Arrangement;
2d Psalm, s. M. is 146 of the Arrangement,

C. M. 380 18 IptC. M. 58435 1ptC. M. 467151 1pc. M. 180

S. M. 378 2 C. M. 585 2 C. M. 303 2 C.M. 308

L. M.

377 19 1 S. M. 41436 L.M.

17553 C. M. 469

2 S. M.

146 2 S. M. 415

C.M.

355 C. M, 350

C. M. 147

L. M. 95

S. M. 36

S. M, 390

L, M. 127

P.M.

96 397 1 C. M. 382 56 C. M. 346

3. C.M. 281 20

L. M. 577 2 C. M. 29157 L. M. 80

L. M. 549 21 C.M.

592

3 C. M. 381 58 P.M. 593

4

L. M. 362

L.M. 137 38 C. M. 360 60 C. M. 576

C. M. 555 22 1 CM. 120 391 C. M. 306 61 S. M. 368

C. M. 413 2 C. M. 138 2 C. M. 613 62 L.M. 321

C. M. 600

L.M. 139 3 C. M. 596 63 1 C. M, 416

L. M.

599 23

L. M. 165 40 1 C.M. 367 2 C. M. 557

7 C. M. 342

C. M. 166

2 C. M. 162

L. M. 417

8 S. M. 54

S. M. 167

L. M. 163

S, M. 418

C. M, 13424 C. M. 452 41 L. M. 29265 1 L, M, 410

jpt. L. M. 564

L.M. 128 42

1 C.M. 278 2 L.M.

81

Ż L. M. 190 25 1 S. M. 328 2 L. M. 279 1 CM, 409

9 1 C.M. 647 2 S. M. 289 44 C.M. 464 2 C. M. 559

2 C. M. 74

3 S. M. 353 45 S. M. 457 3 C, M, 558

10 C. M. 57326

L. M. 391

C.M. 491 66 1 C.M.

52

11 - L. M. 38427 1 C.M. 407 1 L. M. 492 2 C.M. 486

12 L. M. 575

2 C. M. 408 2 L.M. 456 67 C.M. 581

C. M. 574 29

L. M.

562! 46 1 L.M. 47508 1. L. M. 55

13 Li M. 357 30

1 L. M. 604

2 L. M. 476 2 L.M. 130
C. M. 355

2 L. M. 603147 C. M, 129 3 L. M. 79

14 1 C.M. 18231 1 C. M. 605 48 1 S. M. 460169 1 C.M. 118

2 C. M. 468 32 2 C. M. 347 2 S. M. 461 2 C.M. 119

15 C.M. 450

S. M. 205| 49 1 C. M. 637 3 C.M. 229

L. M. 451

C.M. 206

2 C.M. 638 1 L.M. 117

16 1 L.M. 239

1 L. M. 208

L. M. 636 2 L.M. 116

2 L.M. 122 2 L.M. 20750 C. M. 64971. 1 C. M. 571

3 L.M. 641 33 1 C.M. 60 2 C. M. 238 2 C.M. 200

1 C.M. 344

2. 3 C. M. 650 3 C. M. 572

2 C. M. 123

61

L, M, 31772 1 L. M. 489

17 S. M. 385

2 P.M. . 1

1 P. M. 651 2 L.M. 490

L. M. 386 34 1 L.M. 484 2 P. M. 652 73 1 CM. ng3

18 1 L. M. ,366 2 L.M. 565 51 1 L. M. 327 2 C. M. 168
2 L.M. 320
C. M. 485 2 L.M. 179

L. M. 434

3 L. M. 284 2

C. M. 566) 3 L. M. 364

S, M,

b

-

L. M.
C.M.

74 C.M. 465 96 P. M. 660, 117 C.M. 498'132 C. i.

453

175 L. M. 591 97 1ptL. M. 645

L. M. 499) 133. C.M. 299

76 C. M. 588 2 L, M. 106

S. M. 500)

S. M. 396

77 1ptC. M. 280 3 L. M. 213 8 lpt C.M. 348 P. M. 397

2 C. M. 446

C. M. 112 2 C. M. 608 134 . C. M. 400

78 1 C.M. 82 98 1 C. M.. 251 3 C. M. 455 135 1ptL. M. 470

2 C. M. 438 2 C. M. 110 4 C. M. 422 2 L.M. 414

3 C.M, 4391 99 I'S. M. 141

S. M. 423

C. M. 49

L. M. 441 2 S. M. 26

L, M. 424 136 C. M. 78

80

L. M. 463 100 1 L. M. 83|119 1 C. M. 379

II. M. 445

181 S. M. 437 2 L. M. 84 2. C. M. 389

L. M. 77

82 L. M. 594/101 L. M. 590 3 C. M. 318 138 L. M. 212

83 S. M. 466

C.M. 392 4 C. M. 98 139 1 L. M. 40

84 1 L. M. 402 102 1 C. M. 595 5 C.M. 991 2 L.M. 59
2 L.M. 403

C. M. 488 6 C. M. 100 3 L. M. 319

C. M. 404

L. M. 619 ny C. M. 971 1

C. M.

41

P. M. 405 103 1 L. M. 17 8 C. M. 101) 2 C.M. 57

35 1 L. M. 363 2

L. M.

38 9 C. M. 290

3 C. M. 556,

2 L. M. 227 1 S. M. 39 10 C. M. 2641 141

L. M. 551

36 C. M. 87

2 SM.

4

11 C, M. 233 142

C. M. 30

37 L. M. 453 3 S. M. 90 12 C. M. 359) 143 L. M. 349

39 1. L. M. 173 104

62 13 C. M. 277 144 1 C. M. 340
2 L. M. 639 105

436 14 C. M. 597 2 C.M. 612

1 G. M. 15106 L.M. 487 15 C. M. 333

L. M. 580

2 C. M. 53
442 16 C. M. 358) 145

L. M. 22

3 C. M. 243 107 1 L. M. 449 17 L.M. 341 1 C. M. 23

4 C. M. 140

2 L. M.

361 Last Part L. M. 598 2 C. M.

5 C. M. 174 3 L. M. 440/120 . C. M. 345 3 C. M. 37

Last Part P. M. 640 4 L. M.

L, M.

L M. 18

L. M. 618

C.M.

70

64

P. M.

19

1 C. M. 616 Last Part. L. M. 582

H. M.

L. M.

76

2 C. M. 570 109 C. M. 304 122 C. M. 398

2 L. M. 560
3 C. M. 374 110 1 L. M. 493 S. P. M. 399

C. M. 561
S. M. 617 2 L. M. 494 123 C. M. 313 148 • H. M. 91
1 L. M. 601
C. M. · 495 124 : L.M. 586

L. M. 85

C. M, 602 111 1 C. M. 56 125 - C. M. 210

S. M.

89

92 1 L. M. 420 2 C. M. 43

S. M. 211

149

C. M. 387

2 L. M. 459 112 P. M. 293 126

L. M. 483 150

C.M. 429

L. M. 9

L. M. 294

C. M. 482

1 P. M. 10

C. M. 295 127 L. M. 393

Doxologies.

2 P. M. 11 | 113 - P. M. 34

C.M. 394

1 L. M. 665

*4 1 C.M. 383

L, M.

35|128 C.M. 395

2 C.M. 671

2 C. M. 343) 114 L. M. 447|129 C. M. 443

3 C. M. 678

C. M. 425 115 - L.M. 48130 C. M. 203

S. M. 674

S. M. 426

P. M.

50

L. M. 204

P. M. 676

L. M. 427 | 116 1 C. M. 606 131 C. M. 283

H.M. 680

C. M. 111 ? C.M. 411 |132 L. M. 454

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