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OF

PSALMS AND HYMNS

FOR

PUBLIC WORSHIP.

“The Prophet David having therefore singular know-
ledge, not in poetry alone, but in music also, judged
them both to be things most necessary for the House of
God. In which consideration the Church of Christ doth
likewise retain them as an ornament to God's service,
and a help to our own devotion. .

Hooker's Ecc. Pol.

Lib. v. §. 38.

LONDON.
Rivingtons, Waterloo Place; J. Hatchard and Son,
Piccadilly ; Jacob and Johnson, Winchester; Rowden,
Newport, Isle of Wight.
Price 28. in cloth, or £6 ..5s. per 100, on application

to the Printer or Editor.

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TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

CHARLES RICHARD,

LORD BISHOP OF WINCHIESTER,

THIS SELECTION OF PSALMS AND HYMNS,

IS WITH HIS LORDSHIP'S PERMISSION DEDICATED

BY HIS GRATEFUL AND AFFECTIONATE

SAMUEL WILBERFORCE.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The inducements which have led to the publication of the following Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship, may be very briefly stated. Almost every similar volume contains many beautiful compositions ; but with these are mixed others of a more or less objectionable nature; hymns for example in which familiar appellations are addressed to the supreme Being; or others which though well adapted for private devotion, as being the expression of personal feelings, are altogether unfit for public use. An attempt has been made in the present compilation to exclude whatever appeared liable to these objections. The rule by which they have been tried, is their agreement in tone and spirit, with the congregational services of the Church of England.

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