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DIVINITY SCHOOL

Songs of Zion;

BEING

IMITATIONS OF PSALMS.

BY

JAMES MONTGOMERY.

O come let us sing unto the Lord; let us heartily rejoice in the
strength of our salvation.

Psalm xcv. 1.

BOSTON:

WELLS AND LILLY--COURT-STREET,

1823.

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Preface.

In the following Imitations of portions of the true “ Songs of Zion,” the author pretends not to have succeeded better than any that have gone before him ; but, having followed in the track of none, he would venture to hope, that, by avoiding the rugged literality of some, and the diffusive paraphrases of others, he may, in a few instances, have approached nearer than either of them have generally done, to the ideal model of what devotional poems, in a modern tongue, grounded upon the subjects of ancient psalırs, yet suited for Christian edification, ought to be. Beyond this he dare not say more than that whatever symp

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