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OF

H Y M NS,

FOR THE USE OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

PRINCIPALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE

REV. JOHN WESLEY, A. M.

Late Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.

REVISED AND CORRECTED.

WITH A SUPPLEMENT.

"I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing
praise unto my God while I have my being"-Psa. civ, 33.

"I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the
understanding also."- Cor. xiv, 15.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY G. LANE & P. P. SANDFORD,
For the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference

Office, 200 Mulberry-street.

J. Collord, Printer.

1842,

Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1836, by B. Waugh and T. Mason, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

added ed. 4-2 4-41

TO

THE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

2-3,-41as

OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

The Hymnbook heretofore in use among us has been thought by many to be defective, partly on account of the mutilated state of many of the hymns, and partly because of its being divided into two books.

To remedy these inconveniences, measures have been adopted to prepare a revised edition of our Hymnbook, such a one as should exclude the defects and retain the excellences of the one heretofore published. This revised edition we now present to you.

The greater part of the hymns contained in the former selection are retained in this, and several from Wesley's and Coke's collections, not before published in this country, are added. The principal improvements which have been made, consist in restoring those which had been altered, as is believed for the worse, to their original state, as they came from the poetical pen of the Wesleys; for the following hymns were, except a few which have been taken from other authors, composed by the Rev. John and

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