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GLORY TO GOD, IN CHRIST, AND PEACE, AND
GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN.
Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord !
Praise ye the Lord!
THE SECOND EDITION.
ENTERED AS THE ACT DIRECTS.
DOVER, N. H.
BROTHER GEORGE RICHARDS,
presents his affectionate falutations, to the brethren of the Univerfal societies, at large ; more especially to those in the country towns, of the four New England ftates ; and expresses a humble hope, that it may please the great Master of afsemblies, to bless the following collection; and render it of Ypecial use and edification, in public and private devotion.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will towards men, as manifested by, and revealed in, Jesus Christ our Lord, is the pleasing burthen of the sacred song; and consequently, most of the hymns in this little volume are inscribed to his folemn praise ; for the worthiness of the Lamb, is the only theme of heaven, and ought to be, the only theme on carth.
A Few particular hymns, adapted to various occafions, may possibly be thought an exception ; but the compiler and composer trusts, that not a hymn can be found, which does not ring Jesus to remembrance, for with him, there is but one God, in one Lord Jesus Christ, the creator of all things; the preserver of men, and the Saviour of the world,