Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

lowing to every part its due weight. See

ful, and has a tongue given him to speak forth

tion, “ the singers," and who have sometimes been ignorant enough of propriety to expect In fact, the whole congregation ought to be the singers, and those who take the lead are would be in the reading-desk or pulpit. It

, as a Greek sermon, or Latin prayers,

heart; we shall greatly mistake, therefore, if we

sistent with cheerful

courage,

and rigoruts
resolution

It should not be forgotten that collections
of hyams have also been made a sebicie for
introducing partial statements of divine truth,
under the specious prétence of a purer Gospel
A collection of texts has therefore been added,
28 a sort of specimen of the proper way of
comparing Scripture with Scripture

, and al

page 298.)

It may not be unsuitable in this place to
offer a word of advice on the general subject
of Psalmody. The intention of Psalmody is
the seting forth the praise and glory of God,
and it is evidently the duty of every one to
take a part in such a work who has received
mercies for which it becomes him to be thank-

the sentiments of his heart. How inconsistent then is the common practice of confining the use of Psalmody to a few individuals, who are apt to call themselves

, for the sake of distine

remuneration for their services; thus, con-
fessedly

, looking for their reward from men.

bound to make use of such tunes only as
can be easily learnt and remembered. Fine
pieces of music, and a display of talents, are
as much out of place in singing the praises

of God,

must ever be remembered that God looks at the

[ocr errors]

COLLECTION

OF

PSALMS AND HYMNS;

DESIGNED

FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP,

IN FOUR BOOKS,

Book I. The Psalms of David.
Book II. Hymns on the Collects.
Book IIJ. Various Hymns suited to the different

Seasons of the Year.
Book IV. Instructive Hymns.

APPENDIX.

Hymns designed for Family Worship.
Hymns for Children.
Hymns for Private Meditation.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCHI-YARD,

AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

1831.

« AnteriorContinuar »