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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844, by
PERKINS & Purves, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court
of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Stereotyped by
S. DOUGLAS WYETH, No. 7 Pear Sl. Philadelphia

Printed by
L ASH MEAD.

BV 430 .995 P3 1848

PREFACE.

The versification of the Psalms by Dr. Watts, to which he gave the title, descriptive of its character, The Psalms of David imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship-a work which has rendered his memory dear to a large portion of the church-is presented, in this volume, entire, and without alteration, except in the few instances of national allusion inappropriate to our country. Versifications by Dwight, Montgomery, and others, of the Psalms omitted by Dr. Watts, and of a few besides, have been inserted.

Of Dr. Watts's Hymns, nearly two hundred are to be found in this collection; the design has been to omit only those which are rarely used in public worship. Those standard productions of Doddridge, Cowper, Charles Wesley, Newton, Mrs. Steele, and others, which are precious to every pious heart, have also been carefully retained. For the remainder of the selection, a laborious examination has been made of a large number of Hymn-Books, and other volumes of religious poetry, British and American, with a view to meeting, as fully as possible, the demands of worshiping assemblies, particularly in reference to special occasions. The hymns which have been written for this collection are designated as original.

Alterations in language have been very sparingly allowed, especially in well known, standard hymns ; and the abridgment of such hymns has been avoided with similar caution.

It is proper to add that this compilation has not been prepared without much labor and much solicitude. It is now submitted to the only human test which can be decisive in such a case—the general judgment of the Christian public.

NOTE BY THE PUBLISHERS.

The “ Parish Hymns," prepared and published in connection with this work, is a distinct collection of hymns, designed more especially for evening meetings, and other occasions of social worship.

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FIRST LINES OF THE PSALMS AND

HYMNS.

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A CHARGE to keep I have, 519 Arise, my soul, arise, ... 357

According to thy gracious 579 Arise, my soul, my joyful. 363

A debtor to mercy alone, 473 Arm of the Lord, awake . 548

Affliction is a stormy

513 As o'er the past my

435

Ah, how shall fallen man 426 As pants the hart for . . . 106
Ah, when shall I awake . 500 Assembled in thy name, 295
Ah, whither should I go, . 430 Astonish'd and distress'd . 430
Ah, wretched souls, who . 507 At thy command, our . 579
Ah, wretched, vile, 487 Awake, and sing the 302
Alas, and did my Saviour 343 Awake, awake, O Zion, . 539
Alas, what hourly .... 520 Awaked by Sinai's awful . 442
All hail, the power of 381 Awake, my heart, arise, . 348
All-wise, all-mighty, and . 466 Awake, my soul, in joy. . 378
All ye that love the Lord, 291 Awake, my soul, stretch . 521
Almighty Father, gra.

327 Awake, our souls, away 503

Almighty Ruler of the .. 48 Awake, ye saints, and 568

Amazing grace, how 446 Awake, ye saints, to

Am I soldier of the . 501 | Away from every mortal . 293

Amidst thy wrath ... 99

Among the assemblies 170 | BACKWARD, with humble . 389

Among the princes, 176 Begin my soul, th' ex. . . 290

And are we wretches yet 434 Begin, my tongue, some

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And did the Holy and the . 353 Behold a stranger at the 401

And is the gospel peace . 509 Behold, how sinners 444

And let this feeble body. 614 Behold, the blind their . . 342

And must I part with all . 455 Behold the glories of the . 372

And must this body die; · 623 Behold, the lofty sky, . . 65
And now, my soul, 571 Behold the love, the 94
And shall I still the Spirit 395 Behold, the morning sun,

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And what am I? my soul, 488 Behold, the mountain of . 560

And will the God of 170 Behold the potter and the 323

And will the great eter. . 572 Behold the sure : 233

And will the Judge . 625 Behold thy waiting .... 241

And will the Lord thus . . 433 Behold what wondrous . , 507

Angels, roll the rock . 354 Be joyful in God, all ye 201

Another six days' work 564 Beneath our feet and o'er 604

Approach, my soul, the . . 495 Beware of Peter's word, . 521

A present God is all our . 331 Bless, O my soul, the. . 206

Are all the foes of Zion 127 Bless, O thou western 284

Are sinners now so 56 Bless'd are the humble . . 533

Arise, my gracious God, . 60 | Bless'd are sons of..... 262

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Bless'd are the souls that . 180 Come, we who love the . 300

Bless'd are the undefiled . 235 Come, ye that love the S. 460

Bless'd be the dear, un. . 313 Come, ye weary, heavy . . 396

Bless'd be the tie that . 314 Consider all my sorrows, • 244

Bless'd be the voice now 597

Bless'd intercourse when . 532 DAUGHTER of Zion, awa. 539

Bless'd is the man, for ev. 87 Daughter of Zion, from 550

Bless'd is the man whose . 104 David rejoiced in God his 71

Bless'd is the man who .. 37 Day of judgment, day of . 627

Bless'd is the nation 89 Dearest of all the names . 386

Bless'd Jesus, when my 461 Dear refuge of my weary 467

Bless'd morning, whose

565 Dear Saviour, we are 365

Bless'd work, the . . 603 Death cannot make our 612
Blow ye the trumpet, . . . 542 Death, 'tis a melancholy . 617
Brightest and best of the . 340 Deep in our hearts let us . 150
Bright King of glory, . . . 376 Deign this union to .... 587
Bright source of everlast. 479 Depth of mercy-can ... 485

Broad is the road that 511 | Descend from heaven. 492

Buried in shadows of the . 346 Descend Holy Spirit, the . 394

By cool Siloam's shady . . 599 Destruction's dangerous . 406

Did Christ o'er sinners . . 358

CALL Jehovah thy .. 189 Didst thou, dear Jesus, 503

Can creatures, to perf. 324 Dismiss us with thy

Children in years and .. 91 Do not I love thee, O my 458

Children of the heavenly . 525 Dread Sovereign, let my. 309

Christ and his cross are 422 Dying saint to glory rise, 619

Come, children, learn to

Come, every pious heart, 377 Early, my God, without . 134

Come, gracious Lord, . 297 Earth has engross'd my, 634

Come gracious Spirit, 392 Encompassed with clouds 483

Come, happy souls, 352 Enthroned in light, .... 573

Come hither, all ye weary 399 Ere the blue heavens. 342

Come, Holy Spirit, come, 387 Eternal God, enthroned 609

Come, H. Sp., come, With 392 Eternal source of every . 590

Come, Holy Spirit, heav. . 386 Eternal Spirit, we confess, 388

Come in, thou blessed of. 532 Exalt the Lord our God, . 200

Come, let me love, or is 583

Come, let our voices join . 195 Far as thy name is . . . . 114
Come, let us anew, .

569 Far from my thoughts, 305

Come, let us join our ch. . 382 Far from the world, O 304

Come, let us join our fr. . 529 Father, a weary heart, . . 433

Come, Lord, and warm . 296 Father, how wide thy . . 418

Come, my fond, fiuttering 453 Father, I bless thy gentle 247

Come, my soul, thy suit 499 Father, I long, I faint to 639

Come, shout aloud the 335 Father, I sing thy

Come, sound his praise . . 194 Father of all, thy care we 311

Come, thou Almighty 641 Father of mercies, God . . 440

Come, thou desire of all . 296 Father of mercies, in thy . 316

Come, thou fount of .. 391 Father of mercies, send . 505

Come to Bethesda's pool, . 574 Father, whate'er of . 465

Come, trembling sinner, . 442 Firm and unmoved are . . 253

Come, weary souls, with . 403 Firm as the earth thy 469

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