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Whoso offereth praise, glorifieth me.

Psalm 1 23.
Therefore shall the people praise Thee. Psalm xiv. 17.
Let the people praise Thee, O God, let all the people praise Thee. Olet

the nations be glad, and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people
righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Psalm lxvii. 3, 4.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY MUNROE, FRANCIS, & PARKER,

NO. 4, CORNHILL.

1808.

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PREFACE.

per to give

A new edition of the Collection of Hymns for the use of the Universal Church being required, by the entire sale of all the copies of the former impression, it may be pro

a short account of the work. In the year 1792, “ the First Universal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, attendant on the ministry of their respected elder, Mr. John MURRAY, having taken into consideration the impracticability of adapting JAMES and JOHN RELLY's Hymns to all the purposes of social worship, and conceiving that many valuable additions might be made from the writings of many eminent penmen, of almost every persuasion in the christian world, were

appoint a committee for the revision of RELLY's Hymns, and the selection of other composition.this selection were many excellent hymns, marked origi. nal, written by one of the committee, Mr. GEORGE

now minister of the Universal Church at Portsmouth, New-Hampshire.

In 1 802, this first Collection being out of print, and the church conceiving that a more extensive selection was necessary, appointed a committee to select and arrange

pleased to

RicHaRDS,

hymns for a new hook ; and a copyright continuing on

the former collection, they considered it a subject of

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