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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844,
BY BENJAMIN H. GREENE,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of
Andrews, Prentiss & Studley, Printers.
THIS book has been prepared for the use of the Church of the Disciples. The whole of it is from the Bible, with the exception of the TE DEUM, and the two first LITANIES, which are from the Warren Street Chapel Liturgy. The Psalms have been carefully prepared, by omitting such passages as were unsuitable for devotional purposes, and improving the translation in some places, where the common version is obscure or otherwise objectionable. Wherever an alteration has been made, in the Psalms or the Selections from the Prophets, it has been done upon the authority of the best modern critics. Noyes and De Wette have been chiefly followed.
The Litanies from the New Testament have been prepared merely by way of an experiment. The object was to see how far the language of the New Testament writers was applicable to our present needs and feelings.