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o “ . . . . . . . . LITURGY AND HYMNS
Come before his presence with singing.—PsALM c. 2.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.—Col. iii. 16.
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 1 CoR. xiv. 15
willi AM MALLALIEU & co.97, HATTON GARDEN } Also AT THE BRETHREN’s congregaTIONS AND CHA PB15 IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. .
THIs Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Protestant Church of the Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren, consists partly of translations from the German, (marked by an asterisk,) and partly of original compositions.
Like the previous editions of 1801 and 1826, it has for its ground-work, the Hymn-book published in 1789, embodying the more useful and valuable hymns in the voluminous collection of 1754, of which Bishop Gambold was the principal editor.
A further revision of this work being considered desirable, the Provincial Conference of 1835 unanimously requested Br. James Montgomery to undertake this difficult and delicate task, a request to which he kindly acceded. The result of his labours was presented to the Provincial Conference of 1847, by which a Committee was appointed, to prepare for the press a new Edition of the Brethren's Hymn-book, with full liberty from the venerable reviser to adopt, reject, or modify any of his proposed emendations. By the valuable service thus rendered, and by his kind permission to make free use of any of his own compositions, he has laid his brethren and sisters under deep and lasting obligations.
The volume now published consists of two parts, t IITURGY and the HYMNs of the Brethren’s Church.
The former has been slightly modified, and, in its presen form, received the sanction of the General Synod, held at Herrnhut, in the year 1848.
It is, however, to the collection of Hymns that the attention of the committee has been more immediately directed;