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FOR THE USE OF

THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

REVISED EDITION.

I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the

understandiig also. -1 Cor. xiv, 15.

New-York: PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PORTER,

900 MULBERBY-STREET.

FC. 18497

PUBLIC LIBRARY
348722
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN, FOUNDATION&

1906

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849,

BY LANE & SCOTT,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the

Southern District of New York

DREW THEOL SEM

ADDRESS

TO THE

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE METHODIST

EPISOOPAL CHUROH.

THE Hymn Book heretofore in use among us was, in our opinion, unsurpassed. But the General Conference of 1848, judging that the velume could be improved by a careful revision, and by judiciously multiplying the number of hymns, appointed a Committee, composed of ministers and laymen, to prepare a Standard Edition of the Methodist Hymn Book.* This Committee, having finished the work assigned them, submitted it to the. examination of the Book Committee, and of the Editors of the Book Concern; and having been approved by them, it came before us for a final review. Our examination has been as thorough as the

* The Committee were Rey. D. Dailey, Rev. J. B. Alverson, Rev. J. Floy, Rev. D. Patten, jun., Rev. F. Merrick, Mr. R. A. West, and Mr. D. Creamer.

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