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" Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and

one another in Psaling and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, singing
with grace in your hearts unto the Lordin

Coloss, ii. 16.

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BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eleventh day of Decem-
ber, in the thirty-eighth year of the Independence of the United
States of America, Peter Wilson, on behalf of the Minister, El-

ders, and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the
city of New-York, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title
of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words and
bgures following, to wit:

The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America. Selected at the request of the General Synod. By John H. Livingston, D. D. S. T. P.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and
admonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, singing
with grace in your hearts unto the Lord."-Coloss. iii. 16.

In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled,
.“ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps,
charts, and hooks, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the
times therein mentioned," and also to an act, entitled, “ An Act, supple-
mentary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by
securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the anthors and proprie-
tors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the
benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical
and other prints."

Clerk of the New-York District

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Of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Churchi,

in North America, held at Albany, June, 1812. A

REVISION of the Psalms and Hymps now in use in

the Dutch Church, having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular Synod of New-York; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and Hymns should be improved and enlarged :

Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. LivINGSTON to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns agreeably to the views expressed upon this subject; and they appoint the Rev. James V. C. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, Peter Steddiford and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston will submit the selection; but for the greater security in a work of such importance, it is resolv. ed, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be reported to the General Synod and obtain their ultimate approbation before it be published.

Acts and proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church, held at on extraordinary session, '. Neu-Vorli, Detsters 1813.

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THE committee, io; wijom Professor Livingston was requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hymns, reported : That he had accomplished the work assigned him; that they have examined the same, and judge it to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they accordingly recommend it to the General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety of having it iromediately published and introduced into all our Churches.

The General Synod having received the report of the committee appointed upon the subject of the Psalms and Hymns, and having inspected the selection made by the Rev. Professor Livingston, agreeably to the request of the General Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfaction and decided approbation of the same. It is therefore resolved, That this selection be forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto been in use.

It is further resolved, that the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and Hymns, be also added to the new edition ;-and that the copyright of the book be secured for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance.

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the publication of the first Edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published that he affix his name: thereto.







LMIGHTY ruler of the skies 2:2 Fools ip their hearts believe, &c. 28
Almighty God, appear and save 26 far as thy name is known


Are sinners now so senseless growo 29 Froin foes that round us rise 104

Arise, my gracious God

32 Father, I sing thy wondrous grace 119

Amid thy wrath remember love 72 For ever shall my song record 149

As pants the hart for cooling, &c. 78 From age to age exalt his name 184

A word in season spoke with pow'r 97 From all that dwell below, &c. 198

Are all the foes of Zion fools 98 Father, I bless thy gentle hand 214

Among ti? assemblies of the great 138 Firm and unmov'd are they 222

And will the God of grace 139 For ever blessed be the Lord 246

Among the princes, earthly gods 144


Again, my tongue thy silence, &c. 188 Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame 56

Awake, my soul, with fervent, &c. 189 God of my life, look gently down 74

Arise, O king of grace, arise 228 God is our refuge in distress 84

Awake, ye saints to praise, &c. 2.32 Great is the Lord our God 87

All ye that love the Lord, rejoice 256 God counts the sorrows, &c. 101


Great God, indulge my, &c. 108

Behold! the lofty sky

39 Great God, attend to my, &c. 109

Behold! the morning sun 40 God of my childhood, &c. 122

Blest is the man, for ever blest 60 Great God, whose universal sway 123

Blest is the nation where the Lord 62 God, my supporter, and my hope 126

Behold the love, the gen'rous love 67 Great Shepherd of thine Israel 136

Behold the blest Redeemer comes 70 GreatGod attend, while Zion sings 141

Blest is the man whose bowels move 78 God in his earthly temple lays 145

Behold ! O God, what cruel foes 135 God, from his cloudy cistern, pours 176

Blest are the souls that hear, &c. 151 Give thanks to God, &c.


Before Jehovab's awful throne 168 God of eternal love


Behold! the stately cedars stand 178 Give thanks to God; he, &c.

Behold the sure foundation stone 200 God of my mercy and my praise 190

Blest are the undetil'd in heart 202 Great is the Lord, his works, &c. 193

Behold thy waiting servant, Lord 20%|Great is the Lord, exalted high 231

Blest are the sons of peace 230|Give thanks to God, most high 233

By Babel's stream the captive, &c. 235 Give to our God immortal praise 235



Children in years and, &c. 64 How long, O Lord, &c.


Come, sound his praise abroad 162 How fast their guilty sorrows, &c. 31

Come, let our souls address, &c. 163 How many Ebenezers stand 60

Consider all my sorrows, Lord 211 How pleasing is thy voice 111


How Jong, eternal God, how long 128

David rejoic'd in God, his strength 45 How awful is thy chast'ning rod 132

Deep in our hearts let us record 117 How pleasant, how divinely fair 140


Ilear what the Lord in vision said 151

Early, my God, without delay 107 He, that hath made his refugeGod 156
Exalt the Lord our God 167lile reigns; the Lord, &c. 164


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