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FOR THE USE OF
THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the
understandiig also. -1 Cor. xiv, 15.
New-York: PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PORTER,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849,
BY LANE & SCOTT,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the
Southern District of New York
DREW THEOL SEM
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE METHODIST
THE Hymn Book heretofore in use among us was, in our opinion, unsurpassed. But the General Conference of 1848, judging that the velume could be improved by a careful revision, and by judiciously multiplying the number of hymns, appointed a Committee, composed of ministers and laymen, to prepare a Standard Edition of the Methodist Hymn Book.* This Committee, having finished the work assigned them, submitted it to the. examination of the Book Committee, and of the Editors of the Book Concern; and having been approved by them, it came before us for a final review. Our examination has been as thorough as the
* The Committee were Rey. D. Dailey, Rev. J. B. Alverson, Rev. J. Floy, Rev. D. Patten, jun., Rev. F. Merrick, Mr. R. A. West, and Mr. D. Creamer.