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will be found, it is probable, sufficient range for a variety of tastes.
It is sincerely my prayer that this book, wherever it may be introduced, may be instrumental in heightening the interest of Christian worship, and serving the cause of religion and God;-and as sincerely is it my wish that wherever and whenever it may be found inadequate to these great purposes, it may be superseded by one which will answer them better. F. W. P. G.
Oct. 1, 1830.
NOTE TO THE SIXTEENTH EDITION.
THE suggestions of some of my friends, together with my own experience, have induced me to believe that some additions to this Collection would increase its usefulness; and I feel that the favor with which it has been received, is an obligation on me to improve it. But at the same time that I determined to make additions, I also resolved not to hazard such alterations in the main body of the work, as would render the first fifteen editions so different from those which might succeed them, that the former could not be used conveniently with the latter. I have therefore changed but eleven hymns in the five hundred and sixty which were contained in the previous editions;
and in the place of each rejected hymn, I have inserted one on the same or a similar subject.
For the convenience of ministers and others, I here subjoin a list of the hymns which have been changed as above stated. They are hymns 69, 142, 155, 175, 177, 265, 315, 340, 399, 402, 519. Hymn 204, which formerly consisted of two verses from one of the hymns of Watts, is now enlarged by the addition of two other verses of the original hymn.
The additions which I have made, are placed under the head of Supplementary Hymns, and are numbered from 561 to 609, inclusive. Some of these were printed at the end of the book, as it formerly stood; but the greater part are now first inserted. They are on various subjects, and several of them are of a private and domestic character. The Doxologies close the volume. No further alterations are contemplated. FRANCIS W. P. GREENWOOD.
May 18, 1835.
INDEX OF FIRST LINES.
ACCORDING to thy gracious word
Again our ears have heard the voice
All earthly charms however dear
And art thou with us gracious Lord
As panting in the sultry beam
As pants the hart for cooling streams
As the sun's enlivening eye
Author of good we rest on thee
A voice from the desert comes awful and shrill
Awake my drowsy soul awake
Behold the man how glorious he
Blest be our everlasting Lord
Blest be the everlasting God
Behold where breathing love divine
Blest are the sons of peace
Blest are the souls that hear and know
Blest day of God most calm most bright
Blest is the man who fears the Lord
Bright Source of intellectual rays
CALLED by the Sabbath bells away
DAUGHTER of Zion from the dust
EARLY my God without delay ......
FAITH hope and love now dwell on earth