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FOR THE USE OF
THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding
also.- 1 Cor. xiv, 15.
PUBLISHED BY SWORMSTEDT & POE,
Corner of Najn and Eighth streets.
R. P. THOMPSON, PRINTER.
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
3 Apex Book hereto ji in our opinion,
uns al Conference of 10 12 mol be improve wäby judiciously with
as appointed a Coo users and laymen, to An of the Metholis: tree
, having faisha
submitted it to th ilk Committee, and of
m; and having be K:before us for a full
on has been as thor our disposal allow As part with som
The Committee were R M. J. Flog, Rev. D. Patter s, and Mr. D. Creamer,
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE METHODIST
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 of
• 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.