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LONDON: JOHN HUDSTON,
METHODIST NEW CONNEXION BOOK-ROOM,
No. 4, LONDON-HOUSE YARD, ST. PAULS, E.C.

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| THIs Hymn Book, has been compiled under the direction of the Annual Conrence of the Methodist New Connexion, for the use of its various churches and iembers in F. and private devotion. It takes the place of another similar Book, shich, *ś for many years the companion and guide of multitudes “in the service it song, in the house of the Lord,” has long been felt to be defective, not only as pntaining too small a number of hymns for the purpose intended, with occasional Alterations of these from the original compositions which time has shown to be not always for the better, but also as including in this number some which might well be dispensed with for others of higher character and greater utility.

The present collection is larger than was first contemplated, and larger also than can soon be exhausted in any series of services connected with one congregation. But then, in the first place, it was quickly found that the stores at command were Sorich as to offer great temptations to exceed the limits originally o Again, it was remembered that the collection was not designed for a single congregation or society, but for many such united in one Denomination; nor therefore for a single minister, whose ordinary selection of *:::::: might be limited to his own individual , taste or type of ministry, but for a considerable number discharging the same religious functions och Lord's day, in whom varieties of taste and modès of handling the Word of God might reasonably be supposed to exist great enough to turn to profitable account even a larger collection than is here brought together. Moreoyer, the wish was to cover with “the service of song” as much of the whole field of Christian experience as possible, to furnish a book of devotion for the closet, as well as a selection of “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” for the Sanctuary; and to do both with as much fulness and completeness as would minister to almost every variety of religious sentiment, either by first *ś and exciting it, or when - excited, by supplying the language in which it should find most fitting expression.

For this purpose the works of nearly all our hymn-writers have been examined, and the best of them laid under heavy tribute. By far the largest contribution has been levied on the compositions of the two Wesleys, whose service in this department of Christian literature would probably be found, could we estimate its whole, effect in the actual experience of now living and of glorified piety, the richest part of that entirelegacy which their genius and sanctity have bequeathed to successive v generations of believers from their own time to the end of all things. But to their | compositions others have been added of men worthy to stand by their side, together with the choicest productions of many more only just inferior to these, not only because of their often equal and sometimes greater excellence, nor only because of their acknowledged suitableness for the purposes of religious Y; but also to render the book itself as much as may § consistently with a purely evangelical faith, representative of the poetry and piety of the istian world in general. Indeed, the hymns in this compilation have been taken from many sources, while a few of them

| have never before been incorporated in any English collection whatever.

w Some of the hymns will be deemed o: but it has not been thought expedient |\to shorten them, since what is not required for public worship may be serviceable for “private use, and since the verses selected at one time, or by one minister, may be omitted at another and by a second. As a rule it is not desirable, because fatiguing, o go." the singing in any one instance, but rather to sing frequently than to ing long. * Great pains have been taken to secure an authentic and accurate text. The hymns ... ave been collated line by line with the original compositions, when accessible; when not, with the best editions that could be procured. In some cases emendations "by later hands have been adopted in preference to the author's own words, but in no instance, it is believed, save where the emendation is a manifest improvement, or | has been decisively, accepted as such by the most competent judges, or by the voice j of a common Christian sentiment.

In most cases the date of the first publication of the hymn has been appended, together with the author's name.* en the name or date is enclosed between

| brackets, some uncertainty is denoted. The names of the authors of hymns of which

translations are given are printed in italics, when not otherwise indicated.

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Cordial thanks are due, and are here offered, to those who have permitted their copyright hymns to be used for this collection. Of these may be mentioned in particular the Rev. H. BoxAR, D.D.; the Rev. H. FISH, M.A., for the copyright portion of his edition of C. Wesley's version of the Psalms; Miss WINKworTH, for hymns from “Lyra Germanica;” R. MAssi E, Esq., for his beautiful translations from the German; the TRANSLATORs of “Hymns from the Land of Luther;” the Rev. W. MERCER, M.A., for hymns 172 and 287, from his “Church Psalter and Hymn Book;" Messrs. LoNGMAN & Co., for permission to insert, some hymns from the first, series of “Lyra Germanica” and “Lyra Domestica;” and to all others whose contributions, :* recognized as private property, add to the completeness and value of this Book OF PRAISE.

The compilers commend their work to the Church of Christ in general, but to the Denomination which they have especially sought to serve in particular, in the hope that, in instances which no man can number, it may be a means of manifold spiritual profit, kindling the fire of devotion in hearts where little or no such fire existed before, and carrying up before the Lord, as incense ever grateful to Him, now the prayer of penitence, and again the voice of praise.

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FIRST DIVISION. THE WORSHIP, THE ATTRIBUTES, AND THE WORKS OF GOD. HYMNS concERNING THE WoRSHIP OF GOD:—

HYMNS General Hymns on Worship .. -- -- -- -- 1– 10 The Lord's Prayer .. -- -- -- -- ... 10–14 Calls to Worship -- - -- -- -- -- 15– 24 Delight in Worship ... - -- -- -- ... 25— 32 Worship only through Christ .. -- -- - - -- 33 Praise -- -- -- -- -- -- ... 84— 40 General Supplications -- -- -- -- ... 41— 50 Praying for a Blessing on the Word -- -- -- ... 51— 66 Benedictions -- -- -- -- -- -- 67– 70 THE LORD's DAY -- -- -- -- -- ... 71— 79 ADoRATIon AND THANKSGIVING -- -- -- -- ... 80–220 GOD:— His Glory -- -- -- -- -- ... 80–93 His Dominion -- -- -- -- -- -- 94– 97 His Attributes -- -- -- -- -- -- 98—125 Our Portion and Refuge -- -- -- -- ... 126–181 His Works—Creation -- -- -- -- -- 182–141 Providence -- -- -- -- -- 142—161 i Redemp tion -- -- -- -- -- 162–172 THE Holy TRINITY -- -- -- -- -- ... 173–183 GOD-THE SoN :His Worship -- -- -- -- -- -- 184—210 The Name of Jesus -- -- -- -- -- 211—216 Christ precious .. -- -- -- -- ... 217–220 His Characters and Titles -- -- -- -- ... 221–232 His Advent -- -- -- -- -- ... 23.3—243 His Miracles -- -- -- -- -- ... 24.4—245 His Example -- -- -- -- -- ... 246—248 His Atonoment - - -- -- -- -- ... 249–268 His Resurrection and Ascensio -- -- -- ... 269–277 His Intercession -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.78–282 His Reign -- -- -- -- -- -- 283—288 His Second Coming -- -- -- -- ... 289–291 GOD–THF, Hor, Y GHosT:-Prayers for His Influence -- • * -- -- ... 292–301 ——as the Spirit of Adoption -- -- ... 802–304 –––as the Spirit of Prayer -- -- ... 805–806 — Teacher and Sanctifier .. -- ... 807–819 (See also 55, 59, 60, 734, 757, 759, 935.) Praise -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 820–822 THE WoRD OF GOD:— Its Inspiration and Excellence -- -- -- ... 823–332

CONTENTS.

THE CHARACTER, PROBATION, AND SALVATION OF MAN.

HYMNs

HYMNs coxcERNING THE FALLEN CoNDITION of MAN:— -- ... 833–342

Describing Formal Religion -- -- -- 836–338

Appeal to the Saviour -- -- -- -- 340–341
The Holy Spirit convincing of Sin -- -- -- 342

THE Gospel, CALL :—

Exhorting Sinners to return to God . 343–368

Describing the Pleasantness of Religion -- -- 869–882

Inward Religion .. • - . -- -- 383–385

the Love of God to Man .. -- 886–403

TIME AND ETERNITY,+The Gospel Callurged:—

Probation -- -- - - 404–410

Death -- -- -- -- - 411–432

The Resurrection.. -- -- -- . . 433–436

Judgment -- -- -- -- 437–457

Heaven (See also 841–846) .. -- -- 458–481

Hell -- -- -- -- -- 482–484

REPENTANCE AND FAITH :—

Praying for Repentance -- -- -- -- ... 485–494

For Mourners convinced of Sin -- -- -- ... 495–563

Backsliding -- -- ... 564–578

recovered from Backsliding -- -- ... 579–584

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:—

Joy– For Believers Rejoicing --

(See also 80–220)

Conflict, Faith— —Fighting ... 629–655
Prayer— ——Praying 656–669
Watchfulness— - —Watching 670–684
Energy ——Working ... 685–696
Patience— —Suffering ... 697–723
(See also 611)

Holiness— —Seeking for Full

edemption ... 724–796

Entire Consecration— Saved ... 797—825

Brotherly Kindness and Charity -- -- ... 821—825

For Believers Interceding - ... 826—838

Hopes and Aspirations - - -- -- -- ... 839—846

THE CHURCH of CHRIST:—

Its Blessedness and Security.. -- -- ... 847–850

Its Fellowship - -- -- ... 851—859

Thanksgiving and Prayer -- ... 860–889

Baptism .. -- *.. ... 890–895

The Lord's Supper.. -- 896–909

The Christian Ministry -- 910–923

Receiving Members, Covenant -- 924–926

Erection and Dedication of the Sanctuary 927—932

Extension of Christ's Kingdom -- 933–950

Parting Hymns .. -- - 951—952

THE FAMILY:—

Domestic Religion .. -- -- - -- 953–956

Morning, Evening, and Birthdays -- -- -- 957–968

Masters and Parents - -- -- -- -- 969–972

THE You Ng .. -- -- -- -- -- 978–979
Education of Youth -- -- -- -- ... 980–982

THE OLD AND NEw YEAR -- -- -- -- ... 988–991

NATIONAL SoleMNITIEs .. -- -- -- -- ... 992–1000

FoR Use AT SEA -- -- -- -- -- ... 1001–1003

PRIVATE Worship -- -- -- -- -- ... 1004—1015

DoxologIEs AND ANTHEMs -- -- -- -- ... 1016–1024

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