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the heart under particular circumstances in life. Many of the hymns relate to the superiority and importance of the active and personal virtues, or that religion which rests not merely on speculative belief, but which changes the heart and controls the life of its possessor. The compilers have occasionally met with hymns requiring some slight alterations, which they conceived themselves justifiable in making in order to adapt them to the general plan and character of the work. Few alterations have, however, been made, except in changing the singular number into the plural, where it could be done without affecting the measure or harmony of the verse, the plural form of expression being considered more appropriate in social worship. In the general arrangement of the work, it has been thought judicious to appropriate one portion to the ol. another to the hymns and a third to the spiritual songs. The seve parts of each psalm, are arranged according to their metres, and numbered continuously. The hymns are distributed under their proper heads, and the songs are placed at the close of the book, and arranged under running titles as far as was practicable. In the index to the first lines, and also in that to the subjects, the psalms, hymns and spiritual songs are referred to indiscriminately, and the reference is always to the page. With these remarks and explanations the compilers submit this work, on which they have expended much time and labour, to the christian public. And, at the same time, they would affectionately urge the importance of singing “with the spirit and with the understanding also.” Let the purport and energy of the sentiments contained in the hymn, be transfused into the heart, and we shall thus avoid the imputation of offering to the Most High the homage of our lips, while our hearts are cold and unmoved; and thus will God indeed be worshipped in his earthly temple. THE COMPILERS, ork, March, 1833.

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M. Common Particular Metre,
M. Long Particular Metre,
M. Short Particular Metre,
6 L. Long Metre Six Lines,
4s. Six and Fours Metre.
5sos. 6s, Five and Sixes Metre,
7s & 6s. Sevens and Sixes Metre,

Eight and Sevens Metre,

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. Eight, Eights and Sixes Metre,
. Five, Fives and Elevens Metre,
. Five, Six and Nimes Metre,

Nine and Eights Metre,
Tens and Elevens Metre,
Ten and Eights Metre,
Eleven and Tens Metre,
Elevens Metre.




1. FIRST PART. C. M. Tate & BRApy. The Righteous and the Wicked.

1 HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents
By ill advice to walk;
Nor stands in sinners’ ways, nor sits
Where men profanely talk:

2 But makes the perfect law of God
His business and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by might,

3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams
With timely fruit does bend,
He still shall flourish, and success
All his designs attend.

4 Ungodly men, and their attempts,
No listing root shall find ;
Untimely blasted, and dispersed,
Like chaff before the wind.

5 For God approves the just man's ways;
To happiness they tend;
But sinners, and the paths they tread,
Shall both in ruin end.


1 BLEST is the man, who shuns the place,
Where sinners love to meet;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways;
And hates the scoffer's seat:—
2. But in the statutes of the Lord
Has placed his chief delight;
By day, he reads or hears the word,
And meditates by night.

3 He, like a plant of generous kind,
By living waters set,
Safe from the storm and blasting wind,
Enjoys a peaceful state.

4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair,
Shall his profession shine;
While fruits of holiness appear,
Like clusters on the vine.

5 Not so the impious and unjust:—
What vain designs they form
Their hopes are blown away like dust,
Or chaff, before the storm.

6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand,
Among the sons of grace
When Christ, the Judge, at his right hand
Appoints his saints a place.


1 THE man is ever blest,
Who shuns the sinner's ways;
Among their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place:—

2. But makes the law of God
His study and delight,
Amidst the labours of the day
And watches of the night.

3 He, like a tree, shall thrive,
With waters near the root;
Fresh as the leaf, his name shall live;
His works are heavenly fruit.

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2. C. M. TATE & BRADY. Christ eralted and his enemies warned.

1 ATTEND, O earth, when God declares His uncontrolled decree:— “Thou art my Son—this day, my heir, Have I begotten thee. _

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