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phraseology of the hymns. In almost every instance of material change, an intimation is given of the fact-as on p. 676.

The designation of tunes, and the application of the "Key of Expression " to the new Select Hymns, have, with a few exceptions, been made by an experienced teacher of sacred music.

For the information of those who are not acquainted with "Christian Psalmody," it may not be irrelevant to state that the psalms and hymns of Watts, which are enclosed in brackets, are so marked, to indicate that they were, for some reason, omitted in that work.

In regard to other points worthy of consideration, the Editor avails himself of the Preface to the former editions.

"The effect of public psalmody is often exceedingly marred by a psalm or hymn being sung to an ill-adapted tune. The leaders of singing choirs are not always persons of good taste and judgment; and the best qualified leader cannot always, at the moment, so fully possess himself of the sentiments of the portion given out, as immediately to recur to a tune well suited to express them. It might, therefore, it was thought, be highly useful to sit down at leisure, and refer each psalm and hymn, not merely to a proper key, but to a suitable tune.

"The grand defect of our public psalmody, in general, is the want of proper expression. Should a preacher deliver a sermon in an unanimated, monotonous manner, not varying the movement, or quantity, or tone of voice, nor even observing the pauses-be his sermon ever so good, or his pronunciation ever so exact-his hearers might sleep, and his labor be lost. So the best psalm may be sung to the best tune, and every note, in the several parts, be sounded with the utmost exactness, and yet the performance have little interest or effect.. That performance of psalmody, and that only, is entitled to be called good, in which the movement, quantity, and tone of voice, are well adapted to the general subject, and so varied as justly to express the different thoughts, sentiments, and passions. This, it is confessed, is an attainment of no small difficulty; and requires no ordinary degree of judgment and taste, attention and practice. Its importance, however, demands that every thing which can be done in aid of it, should be done. To assist singers extensively, in this essential, but neglected part of good psalmody, no method appeared more eligible, than that of so marking the psalms and hymns by means of certain symbols, as to indicate, as correctly as possible, the requisite variations of movement, quantity, and tone of voice."

"In assigning particular tunes for the several psalms and hymns, regard has been had, not merely to the different key, but also to the peculiar air and character of each tune, and its appropriate adaptation to the psalm or hymn for which it is assigned. If, therefore, in any instance, the leader of the choir, for some par ticular reason, think it not best to sing the tune, or either of the tunes referred to; still the reference may be of use, as a direction to the sort of tune suitable to be

chosen.

"Of the several parts of this undertaking, that of marking the psalms and hymns with reference to expression, was not the least difficult. To indicate, indeed, all the variations, which a skilful and well-practised performer would observe, were impracticable; to designate some of the principal of them only, is what has been attempted. The method adopted for this purpose is simple, and easy to be understood.

"The movement is divided into five degrees, which are supposed to be indicated by five vowels, in Roman letter: viz. a—very slow; e-slow; i-common; o— quick; u-very quick but in the actual marking, the i is omitted; as it was deemed unnecessary for passages requiring only the common movement to be marked. The quantity of voice is also divided into five degrees, which, in like manner, are indicated by the same vowels in Italic letter: viz. a—very soft; e-soft; i-common, but omitted in the marking; o-loud; u-very loud.

"In some passages, a variation is required both of movement and quantity. The Pathetic in general, and some other kinds of sentiment, require the slow and soft; this expression is denoted by the letter p. The Grand requires the slow and loud; this expression is denoted by the letter g. The Beautiful requires the quick and soft; this expression is denoted by the letter b. The Spirited requires the quick and loud; this expression is denoted by the letter s.

"Soine passages require not any considerable change from the common, either In movement or quantity; but either a peculiar distinctness of utterance, or some peculiar distinction in the tone or modulation of voice. This expression, or rather these varieties of expression, are denoted by the letter d. This symbol is, indeed, not so much to indicate the particular manner of performance, as to arrest attention, and notify that some peculiar manner is required. Where it is applied, however, whether to passages marked as quotations, or to such as express abhorrence, scorn, indignation, or any other passion or feeling, the judicious performer will, in general, readily perceive the requisite expression.

"If a psalm or hymn begins without any symbol of expression, it is to be considered as common, until some symbol is applied. When any symbol is applied, that is to be considered as being continued, until some other occurs. The short dash (—) after any other symbol, denotes the passage to be in all respects

common.

"The general character of each psalm or hymn, as before intimated, is intended to be designated by the tune, or tunes, to which it is referred; and in applying the symbols of expression, each passage of the psalm or hymn has been considered relatively to the prevailing character of the whole, and to the bearings of the several passages. Hence, some passages are marked differently from what they would have been, had the psalm or hymn to which they belong, been of a different prevailing character, or the passages with which they stand connected, required different kinds of expression.

"In the Punctuation, regard has been had to musical expression. In some instances, therefore, different points or pauses are inserted, from what would have been used, had the grammatical construction, only, been regarded. The dash is intended to denote an expressive suspension. In order to good expression, a distinct and judicious observance of the pauses, is absolutely necessary.

"In reference to persons, the relative who is preferred to that, because it is better for musical sound. For the same reason, in reference to things, that is preferred to which."

"It only remains for the Compiler and Editor humbly to commend the work, in its several parts and forms, to the candour of the religious public-with the devout hope, that it will promote their improvement and delight in the high praises of GOD; and above all, to the favour of HIM, who is 'fearful in praises,' and whose approbation is the highest meed-with the fervent prayer, that, under his gracious blessing, it may contribute to the advancement of his great salvation, and to the glory of his adorable NAME."

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To these sentiments of a revered and beloved parent, I would humbly and cordially subscribe.

Amherst College, Jan. 20, 1834.

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SAMUEL M. WORCESTER.

A TABLE,

TO FIND ANY PSALM OR HYMN BY THE FIRST LINE.

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Pago.
354
241

ACCORDING to thy.....
Behold the wretch..
A charge to keep I have.......... 705 Behold thy waiting...
Adore and tremble...............................
311 Behold! what wondrous.......... 322
Alas! and did my................................
379 Behold, where in a mortal......... 669
Alas! what hourly............................... 542 Being of beings, God of............ 692

493 Beneath our feet, and o'er......... 760
Bestow, dear Lord, upon.......... 608
Bless, O my soul, the living....... 206
Blessed are the sons.....
568
Bless'd be the everlasting.
305
Bless'd be the Father............. 491
Bless'd morning, whose........... 418
563 Bless'd with the joys.............. 450
110 Blest are the humble.............. 344
174 Blest are the sons...............

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179 Blest are the souls...

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All glory to the...................
All hail the power................ 521
All mortal vanities................ 304
All ye who feel..................
All ye who love the..........................
Almighty Ruler................
Although the vine...........
Am I a soldier................
Amidst thy wrath...
Among th' assemblies.........
Among the princes.............
And are we wretches......................
And is the gospel..............
And let this feeble.
And must this body..
And now the scales............
And will the God of........................
And will the great..
Angels! from the realms...................
Angels, roll the rock..
Are all the foes of Zion........... 135
Are sinners now so...................................
Arise, my gracious God........... 75
Arise, my soul.................... 424

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Arm of the Lord.................. 618
As birds their infant.....
Asleep in Jesus, blessed
As new-born babes....
Assembled at thy great.............................. 734

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At every motion of our..........
Attend, my soul..
Attend, while God's..
At thy command..
Awake, and sing..........
Awake, awake, each.............. 681
Awake, my heart..........
Awake, my soul.............................. 630
Awake, our souls!.........
Awake, ye saints....
Awake, ye saints, to......
Away from every....
BACKWARD, with..
Begin, my tongue,..
Behold, how sinners...
Behold, the blind.....
Behold the glories............................. 291
Behold, the grace............ 292
Behold, the lofty sky.............. 79
Behold the love...
105
Behold the man! how..... ....... 662
Behold the morning......
80
Behold the potter..
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Behold the rose......................
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Behold the Saviour at............. 684
Behold the sure.................. 232
Behold the woman's.............. 454

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Blest is the man...

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Blest is the man whose...........
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Blest is the nation................ 100
Blood has a voice......................... 445
Blow ye the trumpet.............. 588
Bread of heaven! on.............. 740
Bread of the world!............... 740
Brightest and best of.................................... 659
Bright King of Glory.....
404
Broad is the road........
465
Buried in shadows of...
But few among the...........

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By thy spirit, Lord,...................................
By whom was David...
CAN creatures to perfection.
Can sinners hope for....
Children in years....

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Children of God, awake!.........
Children of the heavenly.
Christ and his cross....
Come, all harmonious..
Come, children, learn...
Come, condescending................................
640 Come, dearest Lord..

360

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357

738

527

394

262 Come, every pious heart.......... 666
448 Come, gracious Spirit.....................................
318 Come, happy souls.........................................
415 Come hither, all ye...
358 Come, Holy Ghost, descend......
454 Come, Holy Spirit, come...
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly......
Come, humble sinner............. 529
Come in, thou blessed............. 741
Come, let our songs.....
743
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Come, let us anew..........
Come, let us join a......
Come, let us join our cheerful.....
Come, let us join our souls..........740
Come, let us lift our joyful.........
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Come, sound his praise abroad.... 195
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Come, thou long-expected Jesus... 602
Come to Calvary's holy mountain.. 689
Come, tune, ye saints....
Come, we that love the Lord....
Come, ye sinners, poor and wretch. 686

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243
661

727

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460

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346

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387

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Come, ye weary sinners...
Come, ye weary souls......
Command thy blessing...
Consider all my sorrows...
DARK was the night and.
Daughter of Zion, awake from thy. 770
Daughter of Zion, from the dust...
Daughters of Zion, come.......... 327
David rejoiced in God.....
Day of judgment, day of wonders! 653
Dear as thou wert, and..
Dearest of all the names.
Dear Jesus, when, when shall it be 541
Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit.... 531
Dear Lord, behold our sore distress 468
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Dear Saviour, we are thine...
Death cannot make our souls afraid 403
Death may dissolve my body now. 306
Death, 'tis a melancholy day..
Deceived by subtle snares of hell..
Deep in our hearts let us record... 155
Deep in the dust.......
Descend from heaven..........
Did Christ o'er sinners.
Descend, Holy Spirit....
Didst thou, dear Jesus..
Dismiss us with thy.
Do we not know that..
Down headlong from.
Dread Sovereign, let my..
EARLY, my God, without..
Earthly joys no longer.
Encompassed with clouds.
Ere the blue heavens.
Eternal God, enthroned..
Eternal Lord, from land..
Eternal source of every.
Eternal Sovereign of...
Eternal Spirit, God of..
Eternal Spirit, we confess.
Eternal Wisdom, thee..
Exalt the Lord our God...
Exert thy power, thy.
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Faith is the brightest..
Faith, 'tis a precious..
Far as thy name is....
Far from my thoughts..
Far from the world.
Far from these narrow..
Father, how wide thy
Father, I bless thy..
Father, I long, I faint..
Father, I sing thy..
Father of all, we bow...
Father of men, thy care.
Father of mercies, God of..
Father of mercies, in..
Father of mercies, send...
Father, we wait to...
Father, whate'er of..
Few are thy days and...
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TABLE FOR THE PSALMS AND HYMNS.

Hail, hail, sweet cherub....
Hail, mighty Jesus.........................
Hail the day that saw..

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518
525

How sad our state by nature...
How shall I my Saviour...
How shall I praise..

445

307

90

Hail, thou once despised.................
Hail to the Lord's anointed....... 728
Happy is he who fears...... 225
Happy soul, thy days.......................
756
Happy the church, thou........... 412
Happy the city where............. 275
Happy the heart...
397 How shall my soul find.......
Happy the man to whom..............................
98 How shall the sons..........
Happy the man whose.......................... 52 How shall the young..................................
Hark! from the tombs............ 412 How short and hasty..
Hark! that shout of............... 766 How soft the words..
Hark! the glad sound............. 512 How strong thine arm....
Hark! the herald angels say...... 518 How sweet and awful.
Hark! the herald angels sing...... 509 How sweet, how heavenly..
Hark! the Redeemer..
326 How sweetly along the....
Hark! the song of Jubilee......... 729 How sweetly flowed the..............
Hark! the voice of love........... 613. How sweet the name of.....................
Hark! what mean those holy...... 657 How sweet to leave the........
Hark! what mean those lamen.... 720 How swift the torrent rolls..
Hasten, O sinner, to be wise...... 681 How vain are all things...
Heal us, Emmanuel, here......... 553 How vain is all beneath..
Hear me, O God, nor........................................ 203 How will my heart...
Hear, O sinner, mercy............ 687 How wondrous great..........
Hear what God the Lord.......... 617 I ASKED the Lord that I......
Hear what the Lord in............ 182 I cannot bear thine absence...
Hear what the Lord the........... 605 If God succeed not, all.....
254
Hear what the voice.............. 301 If God to build the house..... 254
Heaven has confirmed the........ 643 If human kindness meets......... 663
Heavenly Spirit, may............. 736 If 'tis sweet to mingle..
... 745
He comes! he comes! the........ 762 I give immortal praise............. 494
He comes! the conqueror......... 761 I hate the tempter...
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He dies! the friend..
517 I know that my Redeemer........ 560
He lives-the great............... 525 I lift my banner, saith.............
Help, Lord, for men of............ 67 I lift my soul to God..........
Hence from my soul.............. 418 I'll bless the Lord........
Here, at thy cross................. 376 I'll praise my Maker.........
Here, at thy table, Lord........... 611 I'll speak the honours...
He reigns, the Lord, the........... 198 I long to behold him.
Here let us see thy face........... 739 I love the Lord, he...
He who hath made his............ 188 I love the windows...
He who on earth as man.......... 600 I love thy kingdom, Lord........
High as the heavens.......................... 444 I'm not ashamed to....
High in the heavens..
106 In all my Lord's appointed..
High on a hill of dazzling..
384 In all my vast concerns........... 270
His master taken from............ 598 In anger, Lord, rebuke............
Holy Ghost, dispel our............ 672 Indulgent Sovereign...
Honour and happiness.. .......... 572 Infinite grief! amazing... ....... 432
Honour to the Almighty. ...... 493 In Gabriel's hand a mighty..
Hosanna, &c........ ......495-6 In God's own house...
Hosanna to our..
428 In Judah, God of old..............
Hosanna to the Prince........... 420 In sin by blinded passions......... 531
Hosanna to the royal..
301 Inspirer and hearer of... 631
Hosanna with a cheerful... ..... 378 In sweet exalted strains........... 594
House of our God, with........... 639 In the floods of tribulation........ 712
How are thy glories...
490 In themselves as weak as......... 590
How are thy servants............. 565 In thine own ways............... 308
How awful is thy..
168 In this world of sin and........... 642
How beauteous are their........................... 297 Into thy hand, O God....
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How blest is our Friend..
649 In vain our fancy strives... 755
How blest the righteous........... 757 In vain the wealthy............. 304
How can I sink with...
445 In vain we lavish out............. 296
How, condescending and.......... 476 In vain we seek for peace......... 667
How did my heart.. ..................................... 249 I saw beyond the tomb............ 680
How fast their guilt..
72 I send the joys of earth...........................
How full of anguish...
435 I set the Lord before...........
How heavy is the night........... 342 I sing my Saviour's..
How helpless guilty nature........ 527 Israel in ancient days.........
How honourable is the............ 295 Is there ambition in my......................
How large the promise............ 349 Is this the kind return.....
How long, O Lord..
68 It is the Lord, enthroned...

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How oft, alas! this.. ........ 528 I waited patient for the............
How oft have sin and Satan....... 362 I was a grovelling creature........
How pleasant, how divinely......... 175 | I will extol thee, Lord....

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