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* Sing unto the Lord a new song, ye that go down to the sea.”
By NOAH DAVIS. w
$ots'rhiffon to 18th ICT OF NEw-York, Ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-first day of April, A. D. 1826, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, John Gray & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“The American Seaman's Hymn Book ; or, a collection of Sacred Songs, for the use of Mariners.
“Sing to the Lord a new song, ye that go down to the sea. - Isaiah xlii. 10.
In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled “Aract for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an act, entitled “an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the eucouragement of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioneul and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
- JAMES DILL,
Cuerk of the Southern District of New-York.
This book is adapted as much as possible to !, S the spiritual condition and wants of seamen. No One of the kind is necessary wherever public o worship is held for the benefit of this valuable class of our fellow-men, and by mariners them§ selves, when “afar off at sea.” No pains have been spared to make it acceptable. It is hoped, }o that the work will be well received, 3 not only by those for whose use it is particular§ly designed, but by all who pray, and are making exertion for the bringing them to the Sknowledge of the only and sufficient Saviour of § sinners. It is sent forth with the prayer, that the King of Zion, who has said “the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,” will make it subservient to that glorious end. THE COMPILER.
After a careful examination of Mr. DAvis's collection of Hymns for the use of Mariners, we have no hesitancy in recommending them as being judiciously selected and arranged, and as being superior to any collection of the kind that we have seen, and altogether worthy of being introduced into the churches for the benefit of seamen. Such a collection has been long wanted, and we believe the “Seaman's Hymn Book” admirably adapted to the object for which it is designed. New-York, Aug. 23d, 1825. JOHN TRUAIR, Preacher of the Mariners' Church. SPENCER H. CONE, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Oliver-street. THOMAS McAULEY, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Rutgers-street.