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ilusa lang hollard.

linich, 1974.

H Y MNS

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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 understanding

also. 1 Cor. xiv, 15.

CINCINNATI: PUBLISHED BY HITCHCOCK & WALDEN.

1549

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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.

ADDRESS

TO THE

MEMRERS AND FRIENDS OF THE METHODIST

EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

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The Hymn Book heretofore in use among us was, in our opinion, unsurpassed. But the General Conference of 1848, judging that the volume 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 limited time at our disposal -allowed. Although we reluctantly part with some of the familiar hymns

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* The Committee were Rev. 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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