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And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to
Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads.
- - Isaiah.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

NEW YORK :
PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY E. SANDS,
Corner of James and Oak Streets,
And solD BY THE Books ELLERs GENERALLY.

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District of Connecticut, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifteenth day of March, in the forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, CALwin CHAPIN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following to wit:

“Village Hymns for Social Worship. Selected and original. Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts Psalms and Hymns. By Asahel Nettleton, ‘And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads.’-Isaiah.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors . such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” CHARLES A. INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut

A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me, CHARLES A. INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticut

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WITH great satisfaction and pleasure have I often heard the friends of the Redeemer express their unqualified attachment to the sacred poetry of Dr. Watts. Most cordially do I unite with them in the hope, that no Selection of Hymns which has ever yet appeared may be suffered to take the place of his inimitable productions. Q Deficiencies, however, he unquestionably has. Lo Numerous have been the attempts to supply them; but, hitherto, the judicious have been constrained to regret, that these attempts have succeeded only in part. Whether the book here published will add somethingto that supply, is submitted to the decision of the religious community. The compiler does not overlook the valuable labors of those who have preceded him in this department; while he concurs in the opinion, very generally adopted by his brethren in the ministry, & that the various benevolent operations, and especially the prevalence of revivals, which are so

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characteristic of the present day, demand a New

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