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Christ are of this category. But, the undersigned respectfully submits, whether Universalists, (who are also Unitarians) can, conscientiously, address prayers to Jesus Christ ? Do the scriptures any where—did the Savior himself at any time, warrant such a practice? The undersigned thinks not, and, consequently, he has guarded against this error in his book.

And, together with several other errors which he was careful to exclude, is that of pharisaically addressing one class of men under the appellation of saints, and another under that of sinners--a thing quite foreign from the practice of either the Savior or his apostles. Jesus more commonly employed toward sinful men the term “friends," and in no single instance, in a direct address to them, did he call them sinners. The term “ brethren," was used by Peter towards the murderers of his master, who were also persecuting himself and sellow apostles; (Acts iii: 17.) Stephen called those who in a little time subsequent stoned him to death,“ men, brethren, and fathers,” (Acts vii: 1.) which are the very terms employed by Paul in addressing the tumultuary assembly who were clamoring against him, (Acts xxii: 1.) And even toward the idolatrous Athenians he used no worse a term than that of“men," (Acts xxii: 22.) A modern preacher in his situation, would not fail to say, “Ye sinners," rather than "ye men of Athens." The undersigned pleads these considerations as his apology for omitting these offensive distinctions wherever it was practicable, and for substituting such other less invidious forms of address as the measure and accent of the piece in each case would admit of.

To the brethren afore-named, the undersigned tenders sin. cere thanks for the aid their respective books afforded him. He also feels under great obligation to the compilers of the “ CHRISTIAN PSALMIST," by which admirable collection he was essentially assisted. He likewise drew freely from the Methodist Hymn-book, which he found to be a mine of poetic wealth, whose treasures, however, like the precious stones and metals in nature, were encumbered with much dross and rubbish, and great labor was necessary to their being got into a condition suitable for this collection.

Sincerely thanking Almighty God for the preservation of his life, and health, for the accomplishment of this, to him, most conscientious undertaking, the undersigned respectfully submits it to the Universalist public.

GEORGE ROGERS. Cincinnati, November, 1842.

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For Spiritual Songs, see page 428.

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Hymn. Absurd and vain attempt to bind . . Scott 640 Accept, O Lord, at Sabbath's close Geo. Rogers 38 Affliction is a stormy deep.

527 Again our ears have heard the voice Montgomery 278 Again the Lord of life and light. . MIrs. Steele. 18 A King shall reign in righteousness S. Streeter 408 All-gracious God, our fleeting days .

334 All hail the power of Jesus' name

450 All nature feels attractive power

612 All-powerful, self-existent God.

309 All ye who serve the Lord with fear Wragham .571 Almighty and immortal King Doddridge . 265 Almighty Father, gracious Lord. Mrs. Steele, 90 Almighty God, in humble prayer. Montgomery 44 Almighty God, thy word is cast.

273 Almighty Maker, God ..

85 Amazing, beauteous change

... 407 And art thou with us, Lord And can' our hearts aspire so high Mrs. Steele , 358 Angels, roll the rock away

445 And is it so, our gracious King . Geo. Rogers 251 And let this feeble body fail.

535 Appointed by thee .

91 Arabia's desert-ranger

Montgomery 427 Are we the soldiers of the cross Watts 595 Arise, niy soul, shake off thy fears . do.

210 Arrayed in clouds of golden light . . Moore 402 As gentle dews distil

Geo. Rogers 39 A song of endless praise belongs . Watts 336 As the sweet flower that scents Merrick Author' of good, we rest on thee do.

96 A voice from the desert comes . Drummond . 418 Awake, Jerusalem, awake

605 Awake, our drowsy souls

444 Awake, our souls, and bless his name Doddridge 157 Awake, our tongues, our tribute bring .

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334 All hail the power of Jesus' name . All nature feels attractive power

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Bear me, ye spirits of the blest. Turner . 578 Before Jehovah's awful throne Watts

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162 Behold, on Zion's heavenly shore H. Ballou 581 Behold, the grace appears

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425 Be it our only wisdom here

48 Be joyful in God, all ye lands Montgomery 123 Be thou, O God, exalted high. Tate 8-Brady 103 Bless to us, Lord, this sacred day Blest be our everlasting Lord Watts Blest be the everlasting God. do. . 441 Blest is the man who fears the Lord

485 Blest is the man whose heart Strapham · 487 Blow ye the trumpet, blow Toplady . 505 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed Brightest and best of the sons Heber . 400 Bright was the guiding star that led . Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish

.537 Celestial worlds, your Maker's name Watts . . 323 Children of the heavenly King . Christians, dismiss your fear

205 Christ the Lord is risen to-day

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