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SELECTION OF APSALMS

FOR

SOCIAL WORSHIP.

The contentions and distinguishing words of fects and parties

are secluded, that whole assemblies might aslilt at the har. mony, and different churches join in the same worship without offence.-WATTS' Hymns, PREFACE, P. vii.

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Nor have I confined my expressions to any particular party or

opinion; that in words, prepared for public worship, and for the lips of multitudes, there might not be a syllable offensive to sincere Christians, &c.-Watts' PSALMS, PREFACE, P. xv.

Public prayers should be such as all christians can join in...

We are not in our prayers to strive to impose our own notions upon others, or to exclude any christians from joining in the addresses we present to God.-Public prayer fhould offer up common requests and praises, the unfeigned devotions of the assembly-How contrary to the christian and apostolical rule, to offer petitions, or to make declarations in prayer, to which a sincere christian cannot affent, or about which he has doubts and scruples !

--LARDNER'S SERMONS, VOL. 11. p. 305.

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PRINTED BY A. WARD,

MDCCLXXXVI,

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SELECTION OF APSALMS

FOR

SOCIAL WORSHIP:

The contentions and distinguishing words of fects and parties

are secluded, that whole assemblies might affilt at the har. mony, and different churches join in the same worship without offence.-WATTS' Hymns, PREFACE, P. vii,

Nor have I confined my expreffions to any particular party or

opinion; that in words, prepared for public worship, and for the lips of multitudes, there might not be a syllable offensive to sincere Christians, &c. WATTS' PSALMS, PREFACE, p. xv.

Public prayers should be such as all christians can join in.

We are not in our prayers to strive to impose our own DOtions upon others, or to exclude any christians from joiaing in the addresses we present to God — Public prayer should offer op common requests and praises, the cofeigned devotions of the assembly.—How contrary to the christiaa and apoftolical rule, to offer petitions, or to make deciarations in prayer, to wt ain scere christian cannot afient, or about which he he:

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