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London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1828.
TO HIS GRACE
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,
ADAPTED TO THE WEEKLY CHURCH SERVICE OF THE YEAR,
RIGHT REVEREND REGINALD HEBER,
LATE LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA,
July 5, 1827.
The Hymns in this volume, which generally bear a relation to the Gospel of the day, were arranged by Bishop Heber with a hope that they might be deemed worthy of general adoption into our churches, and it was his intention to publish them soon after his arrival in India; but the arduous duties of his situation left little time, during the short life there allotted to him, for any employment not immediately connected with his diocese.
The work is now given to the world in compliance with his wishes, and from an anxious desire that none of his labours in the service of Christianity should be lost.
Several of the Hymns are by the Reverend H. H.
Milman; one is taken from Sir Walter Scott's Lay