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Mr. Cowper's Hymns, without any other alteration whatever than the occasional omission of a whole verse.
The present enlarged Edition of the Appendix is enriched by many of the beautiful compositions of Mr. Kelly and Mr. Montgomery, to whom, and to my other esteemed friends who have favored me with original pieces, I take this opportunity of returning my sincere thanks.
The general arrangement of the work, it is hoped, will be found simple, comprehensive, and useful. Under that part which relates to the Christian life, I have united an alphabetical with a natural order of subjects, which may facilitate the selection of Hymns on particular topics. Attention, also, has been paid to the introduction of a moderate variety of those metres in which Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns are generally considered deficient.
May He, who is glorified in the praises of his people, smile on this humble attempt to assist their devotions, whether in the public assembly, around the domestic altar, or in the retirement of the closet. And may the promised Era soon arrive, when the whole Earth shall become the Temple of Jehovah, in which all nations shall unite in the Songs of Zion, and every heart, in sweetest harmony, ascribe“ Blessing and honor, and glory, and power, unto Him that sitteth upon
the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.” Amen.
those who may peruse them merely for the sake of the poetry: yet I think many of them will stand the test of a critical examination, and appear at least equal to other compositions of the like kind: and I am persuaded they will all be delightful and beneficial to those who desire to have their devotions enlivened, their souls filled with divine love, and who are ambitious to live up to the rules of the gospel; and that they will, through the influences of the Holy Ghost, spread a spirit of fervent piety in such congregations where they may be introduced.”
Hymns. 1 - 27
THE ATTRIBUTES, WORD, Works, PROVIDENCE, AND Charac
TERS OF GOD
THE MEDIATION OF CHRIST.
Life and Ministry....
69— 71 72-76 77-82 83-92 93—103 104-132 133-136
THE INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.....
137–146 THE BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL, ADDRESSES to Sinners, The VANITY OF THE WORLD....
147THE CHRISTIAN LIFE; including Doctrines, not placed under more
general heads, Experience and Duties; alphabetically arranged. Awakening, Contrition, Conversion
179—190 Atonement, Acceptance, Justification.
197—199 Affliction .......
200—203 Backsliding and Recovery..
209-217 Care and Contentment.
218–225 Conflict and Temptation..
226-22 Consolation and Support.
230—237 Confidence and Trust ......
238-243 Courage, Fortitude, and Zeal.
244-252 Compassion and Charity
253–254 Communion with God...
255-261 Covenant of Grace..
262-265 Church of Christ.....
266-274 Dedication to God.....
275–286 Dependence on God.
1. P.M.-“ My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people."
Isa. lvi. 6, 7. Matt. xxi. 13. Eph. ii. 19. 1 GREAT Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace,
Our God displays
For us to raise
A house of prayer!
We now approach the throne,
To thee we come,
And find our home,
And rest secure.
And love thy sacred name;
Thy covenant grace
Our souls embrace,
4 May all the nations throng
To worship in thy house; And thou attend the song, And smile upon their vows; Indulgent still,
Till earth conspire
To join the choir
C.M.- Asking the way to Zion, in order to joining in covenant with
God. Jer. 1. 5.
That leads to Zion's hill,
With a determin'd will.
Your pious march to join,
Of faith and love divine.
And seek his favour there; Before his footstool humbly bow,
And pour out fervent prayer.
In everlasting bands,
With eager hearts and hands. 5 Come, let us seal, without delay,
The covenant of his grace;
Its memory efface.
To seek their fathers' God; Nor e'er forsake the happy path
Their youthful feet have trod.