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19 mar 197
PSA L MIST:
A NEW COLLECTION OF HYMNS FOR THE
OF BAPTIST CHURCHES,
J. B. JETER,
PASTOR OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, RICHWORE, TA.
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NEW YORK: LEWIS COLBY.
PEILADELPHIA: AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY,
RICIIMOND: LARROLD & MURRAY.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by
GOULD, KENDALL, & LINCOLN, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Massachusett
COMPANION FOR THE PSALMIST, Containing Original Music, arranged for Hymns in the Psaln
ist, of peculiar Character and Metre. By N. D. GOULD. A work designed, and the music written expressly to me the wants of those who use the Psalmist. It is adapted to th numerous beautiful hymns of peculiar metre in this collectio few of which are to be found in other hymn books, and to noi of which have any tunes been hitherto adapted. They are sin ple, and suitable for either private, social, or public devotion
The words and music, adapted to each other, are placed the same page, and are a great convenience to singing chois as a companion for the Psalmist.
Thirty-two pages, price $1.50 per dozen.
The Psalmist contains a copious supply of ex. cellent hymns for the pulpit. We are acquainted with no collection of hymns combining, in an equal degree, poetic merit, evangelical sentiment, and a rich variety of subjects, with a happy adaptation to pulpit services. There is, however, a serious obstacle to its general use, especially in the South. Many hymns have acquired a high local popularity. Having been long in use, they are prized, not merely for their intrinsic worth, but for their tender and delightful associations. Old songs, like old friends, are more valued than new ones A number of the hymns best known, most valued, and most frequently sung in the South, are not found in the Psalmist. Without them, no hymn book, whatever may be its excellences, is likely to become generally or permanently popular in that region. To supply this deficiency in the Psalmist, as far as may be, is the design of the following Supplement.
These hymns have been mostly selected, not on account of their poetic beauty, but their established popularity. They will, we think, be found not seriously defective as metrical compositions; but their chief excellence consists in their adaptation