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Spiritual Songs,

Moftly collected from

Various AUTHORS;

WITH

A few that have not been pub-
lished before.

Sing ye Praifes with Understanding.

Pfal. xlvii 7.

HALIFAX:

Printed by E. JACOB, M DCC LXXII.

[Price TWO SHILLINGS]

BODLEIAN

26 10 1904

LIBRARY

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S it will probably be expected, that the compilers and publishers of the following Hymns, fhould conform to the modern cuftom, in giving the reader an account of the work, it is hoped. that a few hints refpecting the fubject matter of them, the defign kept in view in compiling them, and the method obferved, in order to accomplish that defign, may not be wholly unacceptable.

1. As to the fubject matter of them; they contain, according to our judgment, the chief branches of doctrinal, practical, and experimental religion ; and may, we think, be vindicated and illuftrated by those text on which we humbly apprehend the following truths are founded. Viz. God made man in a state of perfect purity, free from all defilement, in every power, faculty, and paffion of his foul, Eccle. vii. 29. All men are fallen from this state of purity, and every man comes into the world, polluted and defiled in the powers of his mind; and all

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