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PARISH PSALMODY.

A COLLECTION OF

PSALMS AND HYMNS

FOR

PUBLIC WORSHIP:

CONTAINING

DR. WATTS'S VERSIFICATION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, ENTIRE,
A LARGE PORTION OF DR. WATTS'S HYMNS, AND
PSALMS AND HYMNS BY OTHER AUTHORS,

SELECTED AND ORIGINAL.

TO WHICH ARE APPENDED,

THE CONFESSION OF FAITH

AND

SHORTER CATECHISM OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

PHILADELPHIA :

PUBLISHED BY HENRY PERKINS.

ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844, by PERKINS & PURVES, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Stereotyped by L. Johnson, Philadelphia

BV 430 ,115 P3 1850

PREFACE.

The versification of the Psalms by Dr. Watts, to which he gave the title, descriptive of its character, The Psalms of David imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship-a work which has rendered his memory dear to a large portion of the church-is presented, in this volume, entire, and without alteration, except in the few instances of national allusion inappropriate to our country. Versifications by Dwight, Montgomery, and others, of the Psalms omitted by Dr. Watts, and of a few besides, have been inserted.

Of Dr. Watts’s Hymns, nearly two hundred are to be found in this collection ; the design has been to omit only those which are rarely used in public worship. Those standard productions of Doddridge, Cowper, Charles Wesley, Newton, Mrs. Steele, and others, which are precious to every pious heart, have also been carefully retained. For the remainder of the selection, a laborious examination has been made of a large number of Hymn-Books, and other volumes of religious poetry, British and American, with a view to meeting, as fully as possible, the demands of worshiping assemblies, particularly in reference to

special occasions. The hymns which have be written for this collection are designated as or inal.

Alterations in language have been very sparin ly allowed, especially in well known, standa hymns; and the abridgment of such hymns ha been avoided with similar caution.

It is proper to add that this compilation has no been prepared without much labor and much sc licitude. It is now submitted to the only huma test which can be decisive in such a case-th general judgment of the Christian public.

NOTE BY THE PUBLISHERS.

The “Parish Hymns,” prepared and published in connection with this work, is a distinct collection of hymns, de. signed more especially for evening meetings, and other occasions of social worship. It contains 72 hymns which are not found in this volume, being peculiarly suited to a collection of that kind; and this volume contains 144 hymns which were not supposed to be needed in that. A number of hymns appear in this collection with less abridgment than in the “Parish Hymns.”

FIRST LINES OF THE PSALMS AND

HYMNS.

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Page

513 Arise, my soul, arise, . : 357

Ah, how shall fallen man 426 Arise, my soul, my joyful 363

Ah, when shall I awake, 500 Arm of the Lord, awake, 548
Ah, whither should I go, 430 As o'er the past my. 435
Ah, wretched souls, who 507 As pants the hart for 106
Ah, wretched, vile, 487 Assembled in thy name, 295
Alas, and did my Saviour 343 Astonish'd and distress'd, 430
Alas, what hourly . 520 At thy command, our .

. 579

All hail, the power of . : 381 Awake, and sing the . . 302

All-wise, all-mighty, and 466 Awake, awake, o Zion, 539

All ye that love the Lord, 291 Awaked by Sinai's awful 442

Almighty Father, gra. 327 | Awake, my heart, arise, 348

Almighty Ruler of the 48 Awake, my soul, in joy. 378

Amazing grace, how 446 Awake, my soul, stretch 521

Am I a soldier of the 501 Awake, our souls, away 503

Amidst thy wrath 99 Awake, ye saints, and..568

Among the assemblies . 170 Awake, ye saints, to 263

Among the princes, .. 176 Away from every mortal 293

And are we wretches yet 434

And did the Holy and the 353 BACKWARD, with humble 389

And is the gospel peace. 509 Begin, my soul, th' ex. . 290

And let this feeble body 614 Begin, my tongue, some 416

And must I part with all 455 Behold a stranger at the 401

And must this body die; 623 Behold, how sinners 444

And now, my soul, 571 Behold, the blind their . 342
And shall I still the Spirit 395 Behold the glories of the 372
And what am I? my soul, 488 Behold, the lofty sky,.. 65
And will the God of . . 170 Behold the love, the . 94
And will the great eter. . 572 Behold, the morning sun, 66
And will the Judge 625 Behold, the mountain of 560
And will the Lord thus . 433 Behold the potter and the 323
Angels, roll the rock 354 Behold the sure

233
Another six days' work. 564 Behold thy waiting

241

Approach, my soul, the . 495 Behold what wondrous . 507

A present God is all our 331 | Be joyful in God, all ye . 201

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