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phraseology of the hymns. In almost every instance of material change, an intimation is given of the fact-as on p. 676.

The designation of tunes, and the application of the “ Key of Expression " to the new Select Hymns, have, with a few exceptions, been made by an experienced teacher of sacred music.

For the information of those who are not acquainted with “ Christian Psalmody," it may not be irrelevant to state that the psalms and hymns of Watts, which are enclosed in brackets, are so marked, to indicate that they were, for some reason, omitted in that work.

In regard to other points worthy of consideration, the Editor avails himself of the Preface to the former editions.

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«The effect of public psalmody is often exceedingly marred by a psalm or hymn being sung to an ill-adapted tune. The leaders of singing choirs are not always persons of good taste and judgment; and the best qualified leader cannot always, at the moment, so fully possess himself of the sentiments of the portion given out, as immediately to recur to a tune well suited to express them. It might, therefore, it was thought, be highly useful to sit down at leisure, and refer each psalm and hymn, not merely to a proper key, but to a suitable tüne.

“The grand defect of our public psalmody, in general, is the want of proper expression. Should a preacher deliver a sermon in an unanimated, monotonous manner, not varying the movement, or quantity, or tone of voice, nor even ob serving the pauses—be his sermon ever so good, or his pronunciation ever so exact-his hearers might sleep, and his labor be lost. So the best psalm may be sung to the best tune, and every note, in the several parts, be sounded with the utmost exactness, and yet the performance have little interest or effect. That performance of psalmody, and that only, is entitled to be called good, in which the movement, quantity, and tone of voice, are well adapted to the general subject, and so varied as justly to express the different thoughts, sentiments, and passions. This, it is confessed, is an attainment of no small difficulty; and requires no ordinary degree of judgment and taste, attention and practice. Its importance, however, demands that every thing which can be done in aid of it, should be done. To assist singers extensively, in this essential, but neglected part of good psalmody, no method appeared more eligible, than that of so marking the psalms and hymns by means of certain symbols, as to indicate, as correctly as possible, the requisite variations of movement, quantity, and tone of voice."

In assigning particular tunes for the several psalms and hymns, regard has been had, not merely to the different key, but also to the peculiar air and character of each tune, and its appropriate adaptation to the psalm or hymn for which it is assigned. If, therefore, in any instance, the leader of the choir, for some par ticular reason, think it not best to sing the tune, or either of the tunes referred to; still the reference may be of use, as a direction to the sort of tune suitable to be chosen.

6 of the several parts of this undertaking, that of marking the psalms and hymns with reference to expression, was not the least difficult. To indicate, indeed, all the variations, which a skilful and well-practised performer would observe, were impracticable ; to designate some of the principal of them only, is what has been attempted. The method adopted for this purpose is simple, and easy to be understood.

“The movement is divided into five degrees, which are supposed to be indicated by five vowels, in Roman letter: viz. a-very slow; e-slow; i-common; an quick; u—very quick : but in the actual marking, the i is omitted ; as it was deemed unnecessary for passages requiring only the common movement to be marked.—The quantity of voice is also divided into five degrees, which, in liko manner, are indicated by the same vowels in Italic letter : viz. -very soft ; 6-soft; i-common, but omitted in the marking; o-loud ; x-very loud.

“ In some passages, a variation is required both of movement and quantity. The Pathetic in general, and some other kinds of sentiment, require the slow and soft; this expression is denoted by the letter p. The Grand requires the slow and loud; this expression is denoted by the letter g. The Beautiful requires the quick and soft; this expression is denoted by the letter b. The Spirited requires tha quick and loud ; this expression is denoted by the letter s.

« Soine passages require not any considerable change from the common, either in movement or quantity ; but either a peculiar distinctness of utterance, or some peculiar distinction in the tone or modulation of voice. This expression, or rather these varieties of expression, are denoted by the letter d. This symbol is, indeed, not so much to indicate the particular manner of performance, as lo arrest attention, and notify that some peculiar manner is required. Where it is applied, however, whether to passages marked as quotations, or to such as express abhorrence, scorn, indignation, or any other passion or feeling, the judicious performer will, in general, readily perceive the requisite expression.

“If a psalm or hymn begins without any symbol of expression, it is to be considered as common, until some symbol is applied. When any symbol is applied, that is to be considered as being continued, until some other occurs. I he short dash (-) after any other symbol, denotes the passage to be in all respects common.

“The general character of each psalm or hymn, as before intimated, is intended to be designated by the tune, or tunes, to which it is referred ; and in applying the symbols of expression, each passage of the psalm or hymn has been considered relatively to the prevailing character of the whole, and to the bearings of the several passages. Hence, some passages are marked differently from what they would have been, had the psalm or hymn to which they belong, been of a different prevailing character, or the passages with which they stand connected, required different kinds of expression.

* In the Punctuation, regard has been had to musical expression. In some instances, therefore, different points or pauses are inserted, from what would have been used, had the grammatical construction, only, been regarded. The dash is intended to denote an expressive suspension. In order to good expression, a distinct and judicious observance of the pauses, is absolutely necessary.

** In reference to persons, the relative who is preferred to that, because it is better for musical sound. For the same reason, in reference to things, that is preferred to which.

“ It only remains for the Compiler and Editor humbly to commend the work, in its several parts and forms, to the candour of the religious public—with the devout hope, that it will promote their improvement and delight in the high praises of GOD; and above all, to the favour of HIM, who is 'fearful in praises,' and whose approbation is the highest meed--with the fervent prayer, that, under his gracious blessing, it may contribute to the advancement of his great salvation, and to the glory of his adorable NAME.”

To these sentiments of a revered and beloved parent, I would humbly and corgially subscribe.

SAMUEL M. WORCESTER.

Amherst College, Jan. 20, 1834.

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A TABLE,

TO FIND ANY PSALM OR HYMN BY THE FIRST LINE.

322 ..... 669

....... 445

....... 659

Page.

Pago. ACCORDING to thy....... 664 Behold the wretch..

354 A charge to keep I have.. ...... 705 Behold thy waiting....

241 Adore and tremble................

311 Behold! what wondrous.... Alas! and did my................ 379 Behold, where in a inorta). Alas! what hourly................. 542 Being of beings, God of...... 692 All glory to the... ............... 493 Beneath our feet, and o'er......... 760 All hail the power.......

521 Bestow, dear Lord, upon.......... 608 All mortal vanities............... 304 Bless, O my soul, the living.

206 All ye who feel...... 689 Blessed are the sons.....

568 All ye who love the............... 287 Bless'd be the everlasting......... 305 Almighty Ruler...... 63 Bless'd be the Father.............

491 Although the vine................ 565 Bless'd morning, whose...........

418 Am I a soldier...................

563 Bless'd with the joys.............. 450 Amidst thy wrath... 110 Blest are the humble....

344 Among th' assemblies.......... 174 Blest are the sons.................

260 Among the princes..... 179 Blest are the souls.

182 And are we wretches..... 438 Blest are the undefil'd...

234 And is the gospel........ 513 Blest be the tie that....

627 And let this feeble.

644 Blest Comforter, divine...... 673 And must this body..... 441 Blest is the man....

98 And now the scales............ 423 Blest is the man whose............

115 And will the God of.....

174 Blest is the man who............. 51 And will the great................

594 Blest is the nation................ 100 Angels! from the realms......... 658 Blood has a voice.... Angels, roll the rock.. ........... 520 Blow yo the trumpet.............. 588 Are all the foes of Zion..........

135 Bread of heaven! on.............. 740 Are sinners now so............... 70 Bread of the world !...............

740 Arise, my gracious God........... 75 Brightest and best of.... Arise, my soul... 424 Bright King of Glory....

404 Arm of the Lord.................. 618 Broad is the road........

465 As birds their infant.............. 616 Buried in shadows of...

342 Asleep in Jesus, blessed 759 But few among the.....

341 As new-born babes... 365 By thy spirit, Lord,......

706 Assembled at thy great.. 734 | By whom was David...

552 At every motion of our....

678 CAN creatures to perfection... 473 Attend, my soul.. 507 Can sinners hope for..............

678 Attend, while God's... 451 Children in years.................

102 At thy command.

486 Children of God, awake!....... 735 Awake, and sing........ 571 Children of the heavenly..........

702 Awake, awake, each.............. 681

Christ and his cross...............

353 Awake, my heart..... 302 Come, all harmonious.............

425 Awake, my soul................... 630 Come, children, learn............. 104 Awake, our souls!...

312 Come, condescending............. 628 Awake, ye saints................. 640 Come, dearest Lord.

360 Awake, ye saints, to.............. 262 Come, every pious heart.......... 666 Away from every...

448 Come, gracious Spirit............. 673 BACKWARD, with.............. 318 Come, happy souls................ 437 Begin, my tongue,............

415 Come hither, all ye..... Behold, how sinners.......... 358 Come, Holy Ghost, descend....... 738 Behold, the blind.... 454 Come, Holy Spirit, come.....

527 Behold the glories...

291 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly...... 394 Behold, the grace.......

292 Come, humble sinner............... 529 Behold, the lofty sky.. 79 Come in, thou blessed.............

741 Behold the love... 105 Come, let our songs....

743 Behold the man ! how...

662 Come, let our voices join.......... 196 Behold the morning... 80 i Come, let iis anew......

749 Behold the potter................. 351 Come, let us join a......

478 Behold the rose......

324 Come, let us join our cheerful.... 321 Behold the Saviour at............. 684 Come, let us join our souls........ 740 Behold the sure.................. 232 Come, let us lift our joyful......... 440 Behold the woman's.............. 454 | Come, let us lift our voices......... 487

....... 357

..... 714

.... 757

Page.

f'age, Come on, my partners... 719 For ever blessed...

275 Come, sound his praise abroad... 195 For ever shall my...

180 Come, thou Almighty.... 574 Frequent the day of.

736 Come, thou condescending. 628 From age to age exalt.

216 Come, thou Fount... 556 From all who dwell.....

230 Come, thou long-expected Jesus... 602 From deep distress..

257 Come to Calvary's holy mountain.. 689 From every earthly..

702 Come, tune, ye saints.. 519 From Greenland's icy..

722 Come, we that love the Lord.... 391 From heaven the shining.... 433 Come, ye sinners, poor and wretch. 686 From thee, my God..

419 Come, ye weary sinners........ 688 From whence these...

516 Come, ye weary souls............. 577 From year to year in......

742 Command thy blessing......... 737 Full of trembling... Consider all my sorrows... 243 GENTILES by nature, we...

350 DARK was the night and.. 661 Gently, Lord, O gently.

710 Daughter of Zion, awake from thy. 770 Give me the wings of...

456 Daughter of Zion, from the dust... 727 Give thanks to God, he....... 216 Daughters of Zion, come.........

327 Give thanks to God, invoke..... 212 David rejoiced in God... 84 Give thanks to God most..

264 Day of judgment, day of wonders ! 653 Give thanks to God the...

263 Dear as thou wert, and.......

Give to our God immortal......... 266 Dearest of all the names. 460 Give to the Father....

494 Dear Jesus, when, when shall it be 541 Give to the Lord, ye song.........

94 Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit.... 531 Glorious things of thee are........ 616 Dear Lord, behold our sore distress 468 Glory to God on high.

524 Dear Saviour, we are thine...... 699 Glory to God the Father's..

...... 491 Death cannot make our souls afraid 403 Glory to God the Trinity..

492 Death may dissolve my body now. 306 | Glory to God who walks..

409 Death, 'tis a melancholy day...... 404 | Glory to thee, my God....

631 Deceived by subtle snares of hell.. 346 God in his earthly........

180 Deep in our hearts let us record... 155 God in the gospel of....

675 Deep in the dust... 355 God is a Spirit just...:

361 Descend from heaven........... 387 God is gone up on high........... 665 Did Christ o'er sinners............

660
God is the refuge of...

121 Descend, Holy Spirit............ 540 God moves in a mysterious..... 548 Didst thou, dear Jesus.......... 550 God my supporter and..

....... 161 Dismiss us with thy ..............

587 God of eternal love............... 215 Do we not know that........... 354 God of my childhood............. 158 Down headiong from........ 433 God of my life.

............ 112 Dread Sovereign, let my........

378
God of my mercy...

220 EARLY, my God, without. 142 God of the morning............... 332 Earthly joys no longer.... 704 God of the seas....

416 Encompassed with clouds.... 538 God the eternal, awful.

390 Ere the blue heavens. 292 God who in various...

316 Eternal God, enthroned. 642 Good is the Lord, the...

148 Eternal Lord, from land.. 733 Go, preach my gospel....

357 Eternal source of every..

593 Go to dark Gethsemane........ 669 Eternal Sovereign of...

461 Go worship at Emmanuel's.... 367 Eternal Spirit, God of..

673 Go, ye heralds of salvation........ 732 Eternal Spirit, we confess..... 453 Go, ye messengers of God......... 731 Eternal Wisdom, thee... 506 Grace! tis a charming....

694 Exalt the Lord our God.......... 201 Gracious Lord, our children....... 610 Exert thy power, thy...

619 Grateful notes and numbers..... 571 FAITH adds new charms...

701 Great God, attend, while........ 176 Faith is the brightest.....

353 Great God, how infinite...... 414 Faith, 'tis a precious.. 532 Great God, how oft.......

171 Far as thy name is.... 123 Great God, indulge my........

143 Far from my thoughts... 382 Great God, I own the....

294 Far from the world. 745 Great God, now....

607 Far from these narrow..

751 | Great God, the heavens...... 82 Father, how wide thy. 523 Great God, the nations.....

620 Father, I bless thy.

246 Great God, thy glories............. 470 Father, I long, I faint... 415 Great God, to what.........

442 Father, I sing thy.. 155 | Great God, we sing...

638 Father of all, we bow....... 589 Great God, what do I see...... 766 Father of men, thy care... 629 Great God, whose..

159 Father of mercies, God of... 713 Great is the Lord, exalted.

262 Father of mercies, in...... 597 Great is the Lord, his...

223 Father of mercies, send. 624 Great is the Lord our.....

123 Father, we wait to.... 489 Great King of glory....

466 Father, whate'er of. 709 Great Lord of angels.

595 Few are thy days and.. 676 Great Shepherd of thine..

172 Fierce passions discompose. 551 Great was the day, the...

458 Firm and unmoved are.. 252 Guide me, O thou great....

563 Firm as the earth... 362 HAD I the tongues of..........

360 Firm was my health.... 95 Had not the Lord...

251 Fools in their hearts believe 70 | Hail, everlasting Spring.......

.......... 614

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TABLE FOR THE PSALMS AND HYMNS.

Page.

Page. Hail, hail, sweet cherub.... 771

How pleasant 'tis to see........... 260 Hail, mighty Jesus................. 579 How pleased and blest............ 250 Hail the day that saw.

518 How precious is the book.......... 674 Hail, thou once despised... 525 | How rich are thy.................. 481 Hail to the Lord's anointed....... 728 How rich thy bounty............

597 Happy is he who fears.... 225 How rich thy gifts.....

........ 748 Happy soul, thy days............. 756 How sad our state by nature....... 428 Happy the church, thou......... 412 How shall I my Saviour...

556 Happy the city where.... 275 How shall I praise..

470 Happy the heart... 397 | How shall my soul find...

694 Happy the man to whom... 98 How shall the sons...

336 Happy the man whose............ 52 How shall the young...

236 Hark! from the tombs... 412 How short and hasty.

393 Hark! that shout of............... 766 How soft the words..

608 Hark! the glad sound............. 512 How strong thine arm............. 313 Hark! the ħerald angels say...... 518 How sweet and awful.

482 Hark! the herald angels sing... 509 How sweet, how heavenly....,

697 Hark! the Redeemer... 326 How sweetly along the....

635 Hark! the song of Jubilee......... 729 How sweetly flowed the......... 659 Hark! the voice of love....

613 How sweet the name of........ 670 Hark! what mean those holy...... 657 How sweet to leave the....... 745 Hark! what mean those lamen.... 720 How swift the torrent rolls...... 749 Hasten, O sinner, to be wise..... 681 How vain are all things...

402 Heal us, Emmanuel, here........ 553 How vain is all beneath...

677 Hear mé, o God, nor.............. 203 How will my heart...

680 Hear, 0 sinner, mercy............ 687 How wondrous great.............. 427 Hear what God the Lord.......... 617| I ASKED the Lord that I....... 540 Hear what the Lord in............ 182 I cannot bear thine absence....... 445 Hear what the Lord the........... 605 If God succeed not, all............ 254 Hear what the voice.............. 301 If God to build the house.......... 254 Heaven has confirmed the........ 643 If human kindness meets......... 663 Heavenly Spirit, may...:

736 If 'tis sweet to iningle..

...... 745 He comes ! he comes ! the........ 762 I give immortal praise..

........ 494 He comes! the conqueror......... 761 I hate the tempter..

464 He dies ! the friend.

.......... 517

I know that my Redeemer........ 560 He lives—the great............... 525 I lif my banner, saith............. 307 Help, Lord, for men of.. 67 I lift my soul to God..............

90 Hence from my soul.............. 418 I'll bless the Lord...

103 Here, at thy cross................. 376 I'll praise my Maker............. 279 Here, at thy table, Lord........... 611 I'll speak the honours...

119 He reigns, the Lord, the........... 198 I long to behold him.............. 753 Here let us see thy face........... 739 I love the Lord, he...

229 He who hath made his............ 188 I love the windows..

458 He who on earth as man........... 600 I love thy kingdom, Lord........ 742 High as the heavens.............. 444 I'm not ashamed to....

345 High in the heavens..

106 In all my Lord's appointed........ 692 High on a hill of dazzling.. 384 In all my vast concerns..

........ 270 His master taken from............ 598 In anger, Lord, rebuke............ 59 Honour and happiness. Holy Ghost, dispel our............ 672 Indulgent Sovereign......

.......... 572 Infinite grief! amazing, Honour to the Almighty ....... 493 In Gabriel's hand a mighty.. 319 Hosanna, &c....... ........495—6 In God's own house...

288 Hosanna to our. 428 In Judah, God of old...

166 Hosanna to the Prince............ 420 In sin by blinded passions......... 531 Hosanna to the royal...

301 Inspirer and hearer of............. 631 Hosanna with a cheerful..

378 In sweet exalted strains........... 594 House of our God, with.... 639 In the floods of tribulation........ 712 How are thy glories... ............. 490 In themselves as weak as......... 590 How are thy servants..

565 In thine own ways................ 308 How awful is thy..

168 In this world of sin and........... 642 How beauteous are their... 297 | Into thy hand, O God............. 96 How blest is our Friend..

649 In vain our fancy strives.......... 755 How blest the righteous.. ....... 757 In vain the wealthy............... 304 How can I sink with...

445 In vain we lavish out............. 296 How, condescending and.......... 476 In vain we seek for peace......... 667 How did my heart...... .......... 249 I saw beyond the tomb............ 680 How fast their guilt...

72 I send the joys of earth............ 380 How full of anguish... ...... 435 I set the Lord before.............. 74 How heavy is the night........... 342 I sing my Saviour's............... 444 How helpless guilty nature........ 527 Israel in ancient days.............. 508 How honourable is the............ 295 Is there ambition in my............ 258 How large the promise.............

349 Is this the kind return............. 419 How long, O Lord..

68 It is the Lord, enthroned.......... 550 How long wilt thou...............

69 It is the Lord, our Saviour........, 205 How oft, alas! this.. ........ 528 I waited patient for the............ 113 How oft have sin and Satan....... 362 I was a grovelling creature........ 544 How pleasant, how divinely....... 175/ I will extol thee, Lord............. 96

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