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viating from the first copies, the Compiler has had principally in view the important objects which have been stated. In other alterations, it has been his design to adapt the sentiments to the different classes of character which make up every assembly of worshippers, and some of whom cannot, with propriety, be supposed to use expres. sions which are fitted only to those who have made the highest attainments. It would have been useless, if not impossible, to have noted all the changes which have been made or adopted. He has, therefore, marked as altered, only those hymns in which any change has been made by himself. Hymns which have never appeared before in any collection published in this country, are distinguished by an obelisk. [1] Those with an asterisk [ * ] affixed to them, are originals, for which the Compiler is principally indebted to his friends.

The arrangement in this Collection, it is hoped, will be found to possess some advantages, in admitting of an easy reference, when the first line is remembered, without the intervention of a table, while the subjects are kept sufficiently distinct for the general reader. The copious Index at the end will, probably, be a better guide to the diffe"rent subjects, than any classification which could have been made.,

The Compiler has met with too many difficulties in satisfying himself in this undertaking, to permit the expectation that he can have succeeded in satisfying others:

But all is in His hands whose praise he seeks.'

To His blessing he commends the work, with an humble hope it may prove no unacceptable offering to the best interests of that religious Society with which he is connected, and to that cause of pure Christianity which it would be his highest ambition to serve.

NEW-YORK; Oct. 8, 1820.





Of general Prayer and Praise, and for the Introduction and Close of Public Worship.


For particular Subjects of Discourses.

For particular Occasions, and for Private and Domestic Devotion.


S. M. C. M. 1. M. L. P. M. 75. M. 8, 8,6 M. 61. L. M. 6, 6,8 M. 8 & 7 M. 10 s. M. 10 & 11 s. M. H. M. P. M.

Short Metre.
Common Metre.
Long Metre.
Long Particular Metre.
Sevens Metre.
Eight and Six Metre.
Six line Long Metre.
Six and Eight Metre.
Eight and Seven syllable Metre.
Ten syllable Metre.
Ten and Eleven syllable Metre.
Hallelujah Metre.
Proper Metre


1. C. M.

The Lord's day morning.

1 Again the Lord of life and light

Awakes the kindling ray, Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours increasing day. 2 O what a night was that which wrapp'd

The heathen world in gloom !
O what a sun which broke, this day,

Triumphant from the tomb !

3 This day be grateful homage paid,

And loud hosannas sung;
Let gladness dwell in every heart,

And praise on every tongue.
4 Ten thousand differing lips shall join

To hail this welcome morn, Which scatters blessings from its wings

To nations yet unborn.

5 Jesus, the friend of human kind,

Was crucified and slain!
Behold, the tomb its prey restores!

Behold, he lives again!

And while his conquering chariot wheels

Ascend the lofty skies,
Broken beneath his powerful cross,
Death's iron sceptre lies.

Mrs. Barbauld.

2. C. M.

God's sovereign dominion.
1 ALMIGHTY GOD! thy powerful word

From nothing, all things brought ;
Earth, seas, and skies, by thee their Lord,

With matchless skill were wrought.

2 By thee preserved, the whole remains

A proof of power divine;
And all, which this great whole contains,

By sovereign right is thine.

3 Sun, moon, and stars, thy views fulfil ;

Through thee each planet rolls; Earth, seas, and skies, obey thy will;

Thy power the world controls.

4 Thou over all art Lord supreme;

All else from thee derive;
No being can dispute thy claim,

Nor independent live.
5 To thee, and thee alone, we bow,

To thee alone would live;
All that we have to thee we owe,

Ourselves to thee we give.
6 Accept what now, with faith and love,

We to thy will resign;
And let thy grace preserve, improve,
And perfect, what is thine.

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