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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
PREFACE TO THE HYMN AL. .
THE General Conference of the 4. That when the Committee have
their report to the Bishops for their the thirtieth day of May, 1876, approval, and the Bishops approving, adopted the following report:— they are authorized to commend it to
the Church. The Committee on the Revision of the
5. That after the Committee aforeHymn Book have carefully considered said shall have completed their revision the various papers referred to them, of the Hymn Book, and their work has and respectfully report to the General been approved by the Bishops as proConference that they are unanimously vided for in item 4, they shall have of the opinion that a thorough revision power to prepare a suitable Hymn and of the Hymn Book now in use is imper- Tune Book for the use of the Church. atively demanded. We therefore rec
6. No compensation shall be paid to ommend
the Committee employed in the revisal, 1. That the Board of Bishops be re
except for actual expenses incurred. quested to appoint, as soon as practicable, a Committee of fifteen, to whom
In accordance with the foreshall be committed the work of revision. going resolution, the Bishops
2. That this Committee be selected appointed the following perwith reference to convenience of location for division into three sections for
THE COMMITTEE OF REVISION. working purposes. 3. That when the work of prepara
Central Section. tory revision shall be completed by the James M. Buckley, Erastus Wentworth, several sections, the whole Committee Richard Wheatley,
John N. Brown,
Charles E. Hendrickson.
William Rice, no hymn now in use shall be excluded Daniel A. Whedon,
Calvin S. Harrington, George Prentice, without a vote of two thirds of the
Charles F. Allen.
Francis D. Hemenway, Arthur Edwards, admitted without a vote of two thirds
William Hunter, Jeremiah H. Bayliss, of the Committee in its favor.
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