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Edinburgh, \2th May 174J."

HTHE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland had laid before them, by their Committee, some Pieces of sacred Poesy, under the Title of Translations and Paraphrases of several Passages of sacred Scripture, composed by private Persons: And tho' the Assembly have not sufficient Time to consider these Poems maturely, fe as to approve or disapprove of them; yet they judge the fame may be printed: and do remit the Consideration of them to the several Presbyteries, in order to their transmitting their Observations to the zext General AJfembly; that they, or any subsequent Assembly, may give such Orders about the -whole Affair, as they shall judge for Edification: And the Assembly appoint this their Resolution to be prefixed to the Impreffton.

Extracted by

WILL. GRANT, Cl. Eccl. Scot. TRANSLATIONS

AND

PARAPHRASES

O F

SEyERAL PASSAGES

O F

SACRED SCRIPTURE.

COLLECTED AND PREPARED

By a Committee appointed by the General

Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

And, by the Act of last Assembly, transmitted to
Presbyteries for their Consideration.

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EDINBURG R,\J:,
Printed by Robert Fleming and Co*
Printers to the Church of Scotland.

MDCCXLV.

AD VE R TlS E ME NT.

2T has been often and earnestly desired by pious and devout Persons, to have our Psalmody inlarged, by joining with the Psalms of David some other Scriptural Songs, out of the New Testament as well as the Old. The Church of Scotland had this Design in View not long after the Revolution, and it has been at different Times under their Deliberation, as appears by several Acts and Recommendations of General Assemblies. By Act of Assembly 1742, a Committee was appointed to collect and prepare Translations and Paraphrases of Sacred Writ in Verse: This Committee having made no Report, . the Assembly 1744 renewed their Appointment on them for this Purpose, and added some others to their dumber. In Consequence of these Appointments of the Assembly, Letters

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