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author. All his pieces are inserted which possess lyrical spirit and are suited to the worship of a Christian asseinbly. The book contains, also, a large number of hymns of Beddome, Steele, Doddridge, and other standard writers, whose productions have become consecrated by use. Besides these, numerous hymn books, both ancient and modern, and many other books, together with various periodicals, American and foreign, have been carefully examined. From these sources many hymns have been selected, whose decided merit and high spiritual tone eminently adapt them to the purposes of worship.

The hymn books known as Winchell's Watts, and Watts and Rippon, have filled a large and honorable space in our American psalmody. But, since the first publication of those collections, many excellent hymns have been composed, suited to aid the devotional in the worship of God. A cor rect and elevated tuste, and a pious spirit, alike sanction the introduction of such pieces into our collection of hymns for the sanctuary.

The authorship of the hymns has been stated, where it was practicable; but, in consequence of the variety and irre. sponsibleness, in this respect, of some of the sources from which they have been drawn, a few are still anonymous. In some instances, a hymn las been ascribed, in various collections, to different authors; and no means exist of identifying the true one. In such cases, it is possible that errors may have occurred; but it is believed that they are very few. Any errors of this kind, which may hereafter be discovered, will be promptly corrected.

Alterations have been made in the forms of expression, where it was necessary in order to adapt the hymus to be bung. The spirit of the author has beer, in tay case, retained. The changes are only such as were demanded in consequence of the faulty accentuation in the original. A mere reader of hymus can hardly appreciate the injury to the singing, and the inconvenience which is feit by choirs, resulting from the misplacement of the accented syllables in a line. So extensive is this fault, that a collection could not be entirely expurgated without re-writing a large part of the hymns now in existence.

An effort has been made to arrange the hymns agreeably to the natural order of mental association and of Christian experience, so that a person disciplined in evangelical truth and pious emotion will find in his own bosom an index to the sequence of the successive topics. It is hoped that lıymns will be found in the collection adapted to every inportant subject on which a minister of Christ would be likely to address a congregation.

The demand for a new compilation of hymns, for the use of the Baptist churches, has been, for several years, growing more and more imperative. The public voice hus cailed for an effort to till up the acknowledged deticiencies of our existing collections. The present offering is an attempt to meet that demax.d. The work is dedicated to Christ and the church.

BOSTON, JUNE, 1843.

PRE FACE

TO THE SUPPLEMENT.

TAE Psalmist contains a copious supply of excellent 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 poprlarity. 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

wheir chief excellence consists in their adaptation to interest and affect the heart. They are, with few exceptions, inserted as they are known and sung among us, without abridgment, or any attempt at improvement. If we are not deceived, they will form an acceptable appendix to the Psalmist. Adapted chiefly to social worship, they will, we trust, contribute greatly to the interest and profit of our prayer and protracted meetings.

Though this selection has been made with special reference to the taste and wants of the South, we know no reason why it should not be acceptable to other portions of the country. Many of the hymns in the Supplement are of high reputation in all parts of our country, as appears from the fact that they are found in almost every collection enjoying a local popularity.

Supplying the place of the Chants in the Psalmist, which, in many portions of our country, are Beldom used, the Supplement will add very little to the bulk, and nothing to the price, of the book.

We now dedicate this small offering to the churches, earnestly imploring the “Father of Lights” that it may tend to increase the fervor of their devotions and the spirituality of their minds.

RICHARD FULLER,

J. B. JETER. 8

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BROKEN heart, my God, my King........L. M...... 409 A debtor to mercy alone......

one..........................................8s........567 A Friend there is - your voices join.........

..289 Again from calm and sweet repose ..................... M...... 1012 Again our earthly cares we leave ....................... M........ 27 Again returns the day of holy rest..................... Os......... 37 A glory in the word we find.........

M........396 Ah, how shall fallen man ................

S. M........464 A host of spirits round the throne ... Alas! and did my Saviour bleed.........

M........472 Alas! how poor and little worth ... Alas! what hourly dangers rise...........................C. M........724 All hail, incarnate God....................

.............H. M........872 All hail the power of Jesus' name.....

.338 All ye nations, praise the Lord...

......78......... 69 All yesterday is gone.................... All ye who love the Lord, rejoice.

M........ 83 Almighty God, eternal Lord, .......... Almighty God, thy constant care.... Almighty Lord, before thy throne ....

M........988 Almighty Ruler of the skies .......... Amazing sight! the Saviour stands................ .........434 Am I a soldier of the cross..... And am I born to die......................

.... 1125 And are we wretches yet alive.......

....486 And can mine eyes without a tear..

........463 And can my heart aspire so high.......

........673 And canst thou, sinner, slight...................... M........442 And didst thou, Jesus, condescend..........

......218 And did the Holy and the Just............

........210 And must I part with all I have...

M........558 And must this body die........................

M.......1122 And now another week begins...................... M........ 36 And now, my soul, another year........

C. M...... 1045 And now the solemn deed is done.......

M........954 And will the great, eternal God......... ....L. M........941 And will the Judge descend................ ...........S. M...... 1145 And will the Lord thus condescend................... M........499 Angels, from the realms of glory.................88, 73 & 4........204 Angels, roll the rock away................

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.234 Another day is past..................

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1028 Another six days' work is done...

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S. M...... Arise, arise, with joy survey............ .....L. M........909 Arise in all thy splendor, Lord...

....L. M........860 Arise, my soul, arise..........

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Arse, my soul, my joyful powers......... ....C. M........111 Arise, o King of grare, arise......... .......C. M........927 Arm of the Lord, awake, awake.......... ..........L. M........861 As, bowed by sudden storms, the rose. ..............C. M...... 10:44 As flows the rapid river...........

.........is & 6s...... 1059 Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep............................L. M..... 1103 As o'er the past my memory strays......... Assembled at thy great command.....................L. M........914 Assembled in our school once more...................L. M.........907 As showers on meadows newly mown...............L. M.........364 As vernal flowers that scent the morn................L. M....... 1095 A throne of grace! then let us go ......... ........C. M........613 At length the wished for spring is come............C. M...... 10:39 Auspicious morning, hail........ ............6s & 43...... 1007 Author of good, to thee we turn..... ........... M........588 Awake, all-conquering Arm, a wake................

................L. M........857 Awake, and sing the song ..................................S. M........313 Awake, awake the sacred song..............

C. M........329 Awake, my drowsy soul, awake............ .C. M........714 Awake, my soul, and with the sun............. ..L. M...... 2017 Awake, my soul, a wake, my tongue.........

wake, my soul, stretch every nerve.......... C. M........7:26 Aw:rke, my soul, to sound liis praise........... ....C. M........ 78 Awake, my tongue, thy tribute bring.............. ..L. M........140

wake, our drowsy souls............. ......................H. M........241 Awake, our souls, away our fears................ L. M........725 Awake, ye saints, awake ...........

H. M........ 38 Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes.... ..C. M...... 1047 BAPTIZED into our Saviour's death.......... C. M........822 Before Jehovich's awful throne........ Begin, my soul, th' exalted lay...................... Begin, iny tongue, some heavenly theme...

.........100 Begin the high, celestial strain...

M........ 97 Behold, behold the Lamb of God....

M........273 Behold the amazing sight...............

S. M........13 Behold, the day - come.........

S. M...... 1141 Behold the gift of God........

.S. M........283 Behold the glories of the Lamb...........

C. M........343 Beh ld, the grace appears ........ Behold, the heathen waits to know....

L. M........855 Behold the Lamb of God, who bore................ C. M ........535 Behold! the lofty sky..........................."

S. M........391 Behold, the morning sun.............

.S. M........ 403 Behold, the moutain of the Lord.................... ...C. M........899 Behold, the Prince of Peace......

.S. M........215 Beholl the Saviour of mankind...............

C. M........224 Behold the sin-atoving Lamb......

L. M........256 Behold the sure forundation stone ...... Behold the throne of grace .......

.. M........642 Behold the western, evening light ......

1102 Behold thy waiting servant, Lord.......... ..........C. M........612 Beholil, what pity touched the heart................C. M........260 Beholil, what wondrous grace.............................S. M........191 Be jovtul in God, all ye lands of the earth ....11 & 88........990 Believing souls, of Christ beloved.....................L. M........820

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