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and the jargon of dissonant notes would be hushed to silence under the general influence of enlightened cultivation. The devotional advantages of such a scene, may, under the blessing of God, be realized, when parents and teachers will consent to make sacred music a necessary branch of Christian education.

Cultivation, however, must not be confined to children and youth. It must be carried religiously into the varie ous classes of adults. The family circle, the weekly lecture, the conference meeting, and the circle for prayer, must, in some way, be made to realize its hallowed influ

Christians need not expect to reap such influences as these, where they have never sowed them.

Such views as the above have influenced the Compilers uniformly, from the commencement of their undertaking. The subjects of divine song have been enlarged, and palpable poetical blemishes have been removed: while the musical hints and references have not been made so me. chanical in their arrangement as to entirely supersede the necessity of personal attention among those who lead in the public service. Emotions form the only proper basis of musical expression; and these are in their own nature incommensurable. General hints, therefore, are all that can be attempted with any prospect of success.

But we must here dismiss the subject, and close our remarks by the explanation of

MUSICAL REFERENCES.

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staccato, distinct.

legato, in close succession.
af affetuoso, with tender affection.
ag agitato, agitated.

crescendo, increase of tone.
di diminuendo, diminution of tone.
d dolce, soft and sweet.

expressivo, expressively.
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forte, loud
f fortissimo, very loud.

moderato, moderate.

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mastoso, with majesty. P

piano, soft. Pp

pianissimo, very soft. vi vivace, lively. Some of the tunes referred to, having this mark (ex) affixed to them, are, by the power of emphasis, to be sung with varied expression, corresponding with the sentiments found in the Psalm or Hymn.

PSALMS.

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FIRST PART. C. M.-Dunchurch.
Way and end of the righteous and the wicked.
1 BLEST is the man who shuns the place

Where sinners love to meet ;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,

And hates the scoffer's seat:

2 But in the statutes of the Lord

Has placed his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the word,

And meditates by night.
3 He, like a plant of gen'rous kind,

By living waters set,
Safe from the storm and blasting wind,

Enjoys a peaceful state.
4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair,

Shall his profession shine;
While fruits of holiness appear,

Like clusters on the vine.

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PAUSE.

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ex 5 Not so the impious and unjust;

What vain designs they form! f Their hopes are blown away like dust,

Or chaff before the storm.
6 Sinners in judgment shall not stand
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Among the sons of grace,
When Christ the Judge at his right hand

Appoints his saints their place.
p 7 His eye beholds the path they tread,

His heart approves it well; f. ex While crooked ways of sinners lead

Down to the gates of hell.

SECOND PART. L. M.-Utbridge. 1.

Way of the righteous and the wicked. vi 1 HAPPY the man whose cautious feet

Shun the broad way that sinners go,
Who hates the place where Atheists meet,

And fears to talk as scoffers do.
2 He loves t employ his morning light

Among the statutes of the Lord;
And spends the wakeful hours of night,

Pleased with the wonders of his word.
3 He, like a plant by gentle streams,

Shall flourish in immortal green;
And heaven will shine with mildest beams

On every work his hands begin.
ex 4 But sinners find their counsels cross'd;

As chaff before the tempest flies, ff So shall their hopes be blown and lost,

When the last trumpet shakes the skies.

THIRD PART. L. M.-Park-street. 1.

Same subject.
1 THRICE happy he who shuns the way

That leads ungodly meň astray ;
Who fears to stand where sinners meet,

Nor with the scorner takes his seat.
2 The law of God is his delight;

That cloud by day, that fire by night,
Shall be his comfort in distress,

And guide him through life's wilderness.
3 His works shall prosper: he shall be

A fruitful, fair, unwith'ring tree,
That, planted where the river flows,

Nor drought, nor frost, nor mildew knows, f 4 Not so the wicked; they are cast

Like chaff upon the whirlwind's blast: ag In judgment they shall quake for dread, Nor with the righteous lift their head.

Montgomery. FOURTH PART. S. M.-Watchman. 1.

Same subject.
1 THE man is ever blest

Who shuns the sinners' ways,
Among their councils never stands,

Nor takes the scorner's place.

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2 But makes the law of God

His study and delight,
Amid the labors of the day,

And watches of the night.
3 He, like a tree shall thrive,

With waters near the root:
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,

His works as heavenly fruit. ex 4 Not so th’ ungodly race,

They no such blessings find; f Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff

Before the driving wind. ag 5 How will they bear to stand

Before that judgment-seat,
Where all the saints at Christ's right hand

In full assembly meet ?
di [6 He knows, and he approves

The way the righteous go:
But sinners and their works shall meet

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FIRST PART. C. M.-Peterborough.

Fruitless opposition to the reign of Christ. 11 WHY did the nations join to slay

The Lord's anointed Son ?
Why did they cast his laws away,

And tread his gospel down?
§ 2 The Lord that sits above the skies

Derides their rage below;
He speaks, and terror and surprise

Will strike their spirits through. di 3"I call him my eternal Son,

And raise him from the dead;
I make my holy hill his throne,

And wide his kingdom spread.” ex 4 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,

Obey th' anointed Lord, f Adore the king of heavenly birth, ag

And tremble at his word.

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