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HYMNS

CHIEFLY COLLECTED

FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS.

BY WILLIAM MAURICE.

«AND THEY SING THE SONG OF MOSES, AND THE SONG OF

THE LAMB."

Rev. xv. 3,

ETERNAL YEARS MY THEME SHALL BE
THAT JESUS LIV'D AND DY'D FOR ME.

BOLTON;

PRINTED BY R. M. HOLDEN, BOOKSELLER,

MEALHOUSE-LANE.

1839,

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TO THE
CHURCH AND CONGREGATION

INDEPENDENT

PROTESTANT DISSENTERS,

ASSEMBLING IN

DUKE'S ALLEY, BOLTON.

DEAR BRETHREN AND FRIENDS,

THE God whom we serve and adore, is worthy to have the honours of his name held in eternal remembrance and reverence, and to be praised from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof. He is great and condescending; just and merciful; tremendous and lovely; righteous and good; glorious in holiness; fearful in his praises; and wonderful in all his works and way. Every display of his glorious nature to his creatures, lays them under an obligation to praise and adore him who liveth for ever and ever, and in whom they live, move, and have their being: it must therefore follow, that our duty to praise him, with all the powers of soul and body, is coeval with the very first dawnings of the knowledge of his greatness and worthiness; and if there was no other reason why we should do it, that

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