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“The Prophet David having therefore singular know-
Hooker's Ecc. Pol.
Lib. v. §. 38.
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to the Printer or Editor.
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND
LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
THIS SELECTION OF PSALMS AND HYMNS,
IS WITH HIS LORDSHIP'S PERMISSION DEDICATED
BY HIS GRATEFUL AND AFFECTIONATE
SAMUEL WILBERFORCE. ADVERTISEMENT.
The inducements which have led to the publication of the following Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship, may be very briefly stated. Almost every similar volume contains many beautiful compositions ; but with these are mixed others of a more or less objectionable nature; hymns for example in which familiar appellations are addressed to the supreme Being; or others which though well adapted for private devotion, as being the expression of personal feelings, are altogether unfit for public use. An attempt has been made in the present compilation to exclude whatever appeared liable to these objections. The rule by which they have been tried, is their agreement in tone and spirit, with the congregational services of the Church of England.