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Praise waiteth for theo, O God, in Zion....Psalm Ixiv. 1.
STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.
MARSH AND CAPEN, 362 WASHINGTON STREET.
PRESS OF DOW AND NILES.
450 . S8 188 cope
PISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of March, A. D. 1829, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Sebastian and Russell Streeter, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :
“The New Hymn Book, designed for Universalist Societies : compiled from approved Authors, with Variations and Additions. By Sebastian and Russell Streeter. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion.' Psalm lxv. 1."
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 of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;'' and also to an act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an act, entitled, Ản Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
JNO. W. DAVIS,
EXPLANATION OF METRES.
L. M. Long Metre.
The principal reasons for compiling The New Hymn Book are the following: 1. To collect a body of sacred poetry, embracing greater consistency of sentiment and variety of subjects than have obtained in other works of the kind ; 2. To arrange the subjects in such order as to render the work most convenient for Preachers and private Christians; 3. To furnish Universalist Societies with an elegant book, at a low rate, containing Hymns of suitable length, and adapted to all the purposes of public and private devotion. How far the compilers have succeeded in their undertaking must be determined by an enlightened and discriminating community.
The inconvenience and perplexity attending the promiscuous distribution of Hymns, in every book now used in Universalist Societies, are effectually obviated by the distinct classification of subjects in this work.
The names of authors, so far as they have been ascertained, are affixed to their Hymns, respectively, in the Index. Those which have not, to the knowledge of the Compilers, been inserted in a llymn Book, are considered original, and designated in the Index by an asterisk (*).
The characters, denoting the major or minor key, will be found, it is believed, very convenient and useful.
The alterations of selected Hymns are too numerous to be particularly noted, and it must, therefore, suffice to remark, once for all, that the sentiment and phraseology have been varied in all cases where it was deemed necessary.
Respectfully dedicating the New Hymn Book to their brethren of like precious faith, the compilers devoutly commend both to the protection and blessing of Heaven.
Boston, March 4, 1829.