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BY WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Minister of the Gospel, Grafton Street, Soho Square, London.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
BY J. DAVY, QUEEN STREET, SEVEN DIALS, And Sold at the Vestry of Grafton Street Chapel ;
W. BUTTON, PATERNOSTER ROW, and
L J. HIGHAM, 6, CHISWELL STREET, FINSBURY SQUARE.
ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.
My dear Brethren, among whom I labour.
THIS Selection was undertaken at your request, and for the purpose of comprising in a small compass, in one volume, the Hymns which are considered most Evangelical in the various Collections already published; and I doubt not they will be esteemed by you, and those congregations where the lost condition of sinners is declared; the Lord Jesus Christ exhibited as " mighty to save;" and a particular regard maintained by ministers and people to the doctrines, ordinances, and laws of Christ.
To please all is impossible, while men's ideas of propriety and utility are so various; to attempt it therefore would be a fruitless toil, the offspring of folly, and the parent of disappointment. Suffice it to say, that in the present undertaking I have proposed the greatest and most general good to those among whom 1 am called to minister; and with dependence upon the Head of all gifts and graces-the adorable Person whose glory in the salvation