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Per cany decades. 1833,
THE PSALMS OF DAVID;
SUITED TO THE FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH, AND
OTHER OCCASIONS OF PUBLIC WORSHIP.
NO. 13 SOUTH FOURTH STREET.
I do hereby certify, that this edition of the Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, has been compared with and corrected by the standard edition set forth by a Committee of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States; and is permitted to be published as a stereotype edition, so compared and corrected, by a suitable person appointed for that purpose.
H. U. ONDERDONK, Assistant Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, May 16th 1833.
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.
“By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; this book of Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, with Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.
“ And it shall be the duty of every minister of any church, either by standing directions, or from time to time, to appoint the portions of Psalms which are to be sung.
“And further, it shall be the duty of every minister, with such assistance as he can obtain from persons skilled in music, to give order concerning the tunes to be sung at any time in his church; and especially, it shall be his duty to suppress all light and unseemly music, and all indecency and irreverence in the performance, by which vain and ungodly persons profane the service of the Sanc. tuary.