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BREAK OF DAY

IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

A HISTORY AND A SPECIMEN OF ITS

First Book of English Sacred Song.

300 HYMNS OF DR. WATTS,

Carefully Selected and Arranged, with a Sketch of their History.

BY

CYPRIAN T. RUST,

RECTOR OF WESTERFIELD, SUFFOLK.

CBlBLIOTHES

MARTEST

CODLEIAN
LONDON: WILLIAM #NT AND COMPANY,

12, PATERNOSTER Row.

IPSWICH : WILLIAM HUNT, TAVERN STREET.

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

THE CHRISTIAN YEAR.

HYMNS

..

ARRANGEMENT OF THE SUBJECTS.
Morning and Evening Morning and Evening ... 1-8
The Lord's Day
The Lord's Day

9-12
Public Worship

Public Worship

13—31
Advent, 1st Sunday The Lord's first coming 32-35
2nd Sunday The Holy Scriptures

36-41
3rd Sunday
S. John the Baptist

42
4th Sunday

The Lord's second coming 43—45
Christmas

The Birth of Christ 46—49
New Year

The New Year or anniver-
sary of one's birth

50—57
Purification
... Christ in the Temple

58, 59
Septuagesima
The Creation

60
Quinquagesima

The Graces of the Spirit 61-68
Lent

Hymns of Penitence and
Prayer ...

69—80
Good Friday

The Sufferings and Death
of Christ

81-88
Easter Day

The Resurrection of Christ 89—100
Whitsunday

The Pentecost

101–105
Trinity Sunday

The Holy Trinity 106-109
S. Michael and all Angels The Ministry of Angels 110, 111
All Saints

The Saints in Heaven 112-115
Baptism and the Lord's Baptism and the Lord's
Supper

Supper ...

116-128
Churching of Women Thanksgiving after Child-

birth

129, 130

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THE CHRISTIAN YEAR.

ARRANGEMENT OF THE SUBJECTS.

HYMNS

...

Visitation of the Sick Times of Sickness, Sorrow,

and Death

131-140
Burial of the Dead

Death and Faith in the
Resurrection

141-200
Missions

Missions

201—204
The Gospel and its Message The Gospel and its Mes-

sage of Mercy

205–225
The Perfections, Providence, The Perfections, Provi.
and Faithfulness of God dence, and Faithfulness

of God

226–255
The Person and Mediation The Person and Mediation
of Christ

of Christ

256—282
The Church Militant here
on Earth

The Church on Earth 283–294
The Church in Glory The Church in Heaven... 295–306

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The purpose I have in view in this

publication will

a

call the attention of the public to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns,—a book which has been circulated by thousands and tens of thousands over all the British possessions, a copy of which may be found to this day in almost every devout family, a large portion of which is printed every year in the various collections extant. Strange as the proposal may sound, there is not only good reason for it, but in the interests of true religion there is a necessity for it.

1st. The form in which the Psalms and Hymns appear is a great obstacle to their present and future circulation and use.

2nd. The multitude of new hymns is so great, that there is danger, in the Church Hymnals at least, that the nineteenth century hymns will exclude those of the eighteenth altogether. The first of these causes has stopped the sale of Dr. Watts' Hymns; the second threatens their complete banishment from Divine Service.

I propose, then, as a feeble but earnest protest against the wrong, and an equally earnest attempt at a remedy, to publish about three hundred of Dr. Watts' best hymns, carefully selected, re-arranged, and amended, and to give a history of their introduction into Divine Service in England. The following

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