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OF

SACRED POETRY,

CONSISTING OF

PSALMS AND HYMNS,

FROM

WATTS, DODDRIDGE, MERRICK, SCOTT, COWPER,

BARBAULD, STEELE, AND OTHERS.

GOD is the King of all the earth ; sing ye praises with

Ps. xlvii. 7 understanding.

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James Kay, Jun. Printer, S.E. Corner of Race & Sixth Streets,

Philadelphia.

781 5464 sa | 1928

PREFACE

TO

THE THIRD EDITION.

ANOTHER edition of the following “Selection of Sacred Poetry” having been called for, occasion has been taken to make a few corrections, and to add forty hymns as an Appendix, which it is hoped will be deemed an improvement. An extra number of copies of the Appendix will be printed, to which will be attached a list of the alterations from the first edition, so that those persons who are already in possession of that edition may easily make the necessary corrections.

As the names of the original authors are in most instances prefixed to the hymns, it is

proper again to repeat that in several of

them alterations have been made; principally by preceding compilers; on this account these alterations cannot be specified, nor is this deemed of much importance; for it is believed that, in its present form, the Selection now published will not be found to contain any thing calculated to give offence or uneasiness to serious persons, to whatever denomination of christians they belong. Should this persuasion be well founded, the compilers will have cause of thankfulness; for something will have been done to promote christian harmony; that " with one mind and one mouth all may glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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