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HY MN S,
FOR THE USE OF THE
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
PRINCIPALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE
REV. JOHN WESLEY, M.
REVISED AND CORRECTED,
With the tides of appropriate lunes, and the corresponding page of the
Harmovist, prefixed to each Hymn.
Iwsing nnto the Lord as long ng T live: I will sing praise unto
will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding
Jarnes Collord, Prinler,
Southern District of New York, to wit :
VE IT REMEMBERED, That on the first day of April have deposited in this office the use of a book, the tive of which is la the words following, to wit:
"A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principaiiy from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Revised and correctel, with the titleg of a propriate Tunes, and he correspoir'is page of the Harnronist, prefixen iv each Hyum. I will singumo ile or as long as I live will sing paise into my God while I have my being. Isa. civ, 33.
will sing with the spirit, and I we sing with the orderstanding alsn, 1 Cor. xiv. 15," the right whereof Isey, claim as proprietors. In conformity with an Actor Congress, entitled " An Act to amend the several Acts respecung copy-riglis."
FRED. J. BFTTS, Clerk of the Southern District of New York.
Entered accordir.g to the Act of Congress, in the year 1831 by J. Emory und B. Wangh, in the Clerk's office of the Southern Distris of New York.
THE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
The Hymnb:ok 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, ineasures have been adopted to prepare & revised édition 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 Cokc'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 that will ever be held dear and in high estimation by every lover of sacred poetry.