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FOR THE USE OF THE
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
PRINCIPALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE
REV. JOHN WESLEY, M. A.
REVISED AND CORRECTED,
Harinonist, prefixed to each Hymn. .
Two sing into the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise unto
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the uuderstanding
James Collord, Printer,
Southern District of New York, to wit :
DE IT REMEMBERED, That on the first day of April L. S. D A D. 1831. J. Banory and B. Waugh, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit:
"A Collection of Hymns, for the use of he Methodist Episcopal Church, principaily from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late Fellow of Lincoln College, ('xford. Revised and corrected, with the titleg of appropriate Tungs, and he corresponding page of the Harutonust, prefixer to each Uyrut. I will sing unto the con il long as I live; I will sing praise into my Gud while I have my heing. Psa. civ, 33. I will sing with the spirit, and I wi:: sing with the understanding also, 1 Cor. xiv, 15," the right wherecf sey claim as proprietors. In conformity with an Act of Congress, entitled " An Act lo amend the several Acts respecung copy-rights."
FRED. J. BETTS, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1831 by J. Emory und B. Wangh, in the Clerk's office of the Southern Distries of New York
THE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
The Hymnbiok heretofore in use among us, has been thought by many to be defective, partly on account of the inutilated state of many of the hymns, and partly because of its being divided into two books. To remely these inconvenien cies, measures have been adopted to prepare : revised edition of our Hymnbook, such a one as should exclude the defects and retain the excellencies 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 was believed for the worse, to their original siate, as they came from the poetical pen of the Wesleys; for the following hymns were, except a few which have been taken from cther authors, composed by the Rev. John and Charles Wesley; names thai will ever be held dear and in high estimation by every lover of sacred poetry.