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" Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and
one another in Psaling and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, singing
Coloss, ii. 16.
DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK, } ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eleventh day of Decem-
ders, and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America. Selected at the request of the General Synod. By John H. Livingston, D. D. S. T. P.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and
In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled,
ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS
in North America, held at Albany, June, 1812. A
REVISION of the Psalms and Hymps now in use in
the Dutch Church, having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular Synod of New-York; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and Hymns should be improved and enlarged :
Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. LivINGSTON to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns agreeably to the views expressed upon this subject; and they appoint the Rev. James V. C. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, Peter Steddiford and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston will submit the selection; but for the greater security in a work of such importance, it is resolv. ed, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be reported to the General Synod and obtain their ultimate approbation before it be published.
Acts and proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church, held at on extraordinary session, '. Neu-Vorli, Detsters 1813.
THE committee, io; wijom Professor Livingston was requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hymns, reported : That he had accomplished the work assigned him; that they have examined the same, and judge it to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they accordingly recommend it to the General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety of having it iromediately published and introduced into all our Churches.
The General Synod having received the report of the committee appointed upon the subject of the Psalms and Hymns, and having inspected the selection made by the Rev. Professor Livingston, agreeably to the request of the General Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfaction and decided approbation of the same. It is therefore resolved, That this selection be forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto been in use.
It is further resolved, that the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and Hymns, be also added to the new edition ;-and that the copyright of the book be secured for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance.
Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the publication of the first Edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published that he affix his name: thereto.
TO FIND, ANY PSALM, OR PART OF A PSALM, BY THE
LMIGHTY ruler of the skies 2:2 Fools ip their hearts believe, &c. 28
Children in years and, &c. 64 How long, O Lord, &c.
Come, sound his praise abroad 162 How fast their guilty sorrows, &c. 31
Come, let our souls address, &c. 163 How many Ebenezers stand 60
Consider all my sorrows, Lord 211 How pleasing is thy voice 111
How Jong, eternal God, how long 128
David rejoic'd in God, his strength 45 How awful is thy chast'ning rod 132
Deep in our hearts let us record 117 How pleasant, how divinely fair 140
Ilear what the Lord in vision said 151
Early, my God, without delay 107 He, that hath made his refugeGod 156