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Edinburgh, 18th May 1745: THE General Assembly of the Church of Scot I land had laid before them, by their Committee, fome Pieces of sacred Poesy, under the Title of Translations and Paraphrases of several Passages of sacred Scripture, composed by private Perfons : And tho the Asembly have not fufficient Time to consider these Poems maturely, so as to approve or disapprove of them; yet they judge the fame may be printed : and do remit the Confideration of them to the several Presbyteries, in order to their transmitting their Observations to the next General Assembly; that they, or any subsequent Asembly, 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 Impression.
COLLECTED AND PREPARED
Asembly of the Church of SCOTLAND.
PRESBYTERIES for their consideration.
ADVERTISEMENT. TT has been often and earnestly de1 fired 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 Affembly 1744 renewed their Appointment on them for this purpose, and added some others to their Number. In Consequence of these Appointments of the Assembly, Let